CLOSED - Winner announced Christmas themed Board games 2013 - Win up to 250GG
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The winner with 41 thumbs for his very clever CUBAN MISTLETOE CRISIS is:

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Unfortunately for Andrew I rolled quite high on my support drive geeklists giving away 210 on them.

As stated below the winner would receive 300 minus the geek support rolls so Andrew receives 90

Congratulations & its on its way.

Thank you all for the 139 entries which wewre very entertaining!



I'm sure this has been done many times before but every year we get new games come out to give us a chance of word play.

Inspired by Tony Boydell blog post Advent - 13 which is about cake themed board games I thought it might be good to have a competition to see who could come up with the best Christmas themed board games.

All you need to do is add a board game or expansion as an item and then state what your Christmas themed alternative is. I've done a couple below as an example to get you going.

The competition will run over Christmas and on 5th January the item that has the most thumbs win. In the even of a tie I will pick the one that made me chuckle the most

So why up to 250 I hear you ask and why 5th January?!?

Well I've got 5 items on the support drive where you can win d6 x 10 just for thumbing the item and having a 13 supporters badge. So the winner here will win the difference between the maximum I can pay out (300gg)and what I actually roll. If I roll 5 1's then I will pay out 50 on the support drive and you will win the balance of 250 if I roll 5 6's then unfortunately I will pay out 300gg on the support drive. If that happens (and dice do hate me) then the winner will receive the tips this geeklist receives plus 10 from my stash.

The first of the five entries on the support drive can be found here:

Item for Geeklist "2013 BGG Supporter Badge Drive / Rummage-O-Rama Give-Away - Free Games (some with Free Worldwide Shipping)"

So - remember this is supposed to be a bit of Christmas fun and hopefully you will win a prize! Obviously my entries are excluded from winning so feel free to thumb them anyway! I'm on a quest for 10,000 thumbs as I started December on 4,000 and now I am into the 8,000's.


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* (I stole this from Tony's list - but it is an example!)
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(although I have no idea why they should)

Edit: I wrote this because the game appeared as "Disney presents: Follow that Mouse". Without the Disney presents, it makes little sense...blush
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Vlaada Christmas

(yes, I know he's not a board game or expansion but I couldn't resist that one)
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Reindeer Knizia's Decathlon


Or, to make it even worse: Reindeer Knizia's December Christian.
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