Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2017 edition
Erin
Australia
Murrumbeena
Victoria
flag msg tools
badge
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
12 
 Thumb up
6.00
 tip
 Hide
Ho Ho Ho!

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! GeekList.

This list is for participants in the 2017 AU/NZ Secret Santa to let everyone (especially their Santa!) know that they have received their gift, and to post their thanks.

Please take the time to add an item to this GeekList as soon as you receive your gift - even if you don't intend to open it until Christmas - so that your Santa knows that it has arrived safely.

When you have opened your gift, please update your item, and show us all what your AU/NZ Secret Santa sent you!

Feel free to share any clever or entertaining messages you've received from your Santa here too.

Happy holidays!


AU/NZ Secret Santa Archive:

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2016 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2015 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2014 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2013 edition

mb Look what my Au/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2012 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! 2011 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! - 2010 edition

mb Look what my AU/NZ Secret Santa sent me! - 2009 Edition
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: Australia [+] SS [+] Secret_Santa [+] received [+] sent [+] 2017 [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2  Next »   | 
1. Board Game: Imhotep [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:355]
Craig Somerton
Australia
North Ryde - Sydney
NSW
flag msg tools
designer
Duplicitous!
badge
I don't play to win - I play for enjoyment and social interaction.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It does indeed appear that Santa is everywhere and does know if you are naughty or nice.

I have spent the past day at LFG Canberra, having lots of fun playing loads of new Essen releases.

I left my bag near the entrance, returning to it later in the evening to find a small present tucked into the top of the bag.

It contained a copy of Imhotep: The Stonemasons Wager (Imhotep is one of my favorite games) plus Win Lose Banana and a block of dark chocolate. Lovely!

Thanks so much Santa. I feel very fortunate.


EDIT: 20 December

I went along to my usual gaming session last night at Northside Gamers and one of our regulars - Dean the proprietor of Advent Games presented me with two nicely wrapped and heavy parcels, courtesy of Secret Santa. An awesome surprise!

Having no self-control whatsoever, I couldn't resist peeking inside the wrapping to find two very much wanted items near the very top of my wishlist:

the utterly delightful Azul, a beautiful and game I got to try at LFGCan and absolutely loved it.


and Between Two Cities: Capitals - the latest expansion for Between Two Cities - another game I really enjoy playing with family and friends. Definitely keen to see how this expansion changes the play.


Thank you sooo much Santa! You have been exceedingly generous. I hope you enjoy your own Christmas and got some games as fantastic as these ones.

I'm really looking forward to playing both of these games over the next few weeks. I also really enjoyed the delicious dark chocolate, after dinner over several nights, combined with a nice glass of scotch. Life certainly is good!
17 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Marrying Mr. Darcy [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2853]
Today I received a message from my Secret Santa to check the post! I did as I was told and was not disappointed. Inside my parcel was a copy of Marrying Mr Darcy and Port Royal. Thanks Santa!






I don't know how to upload new photos so this will have to do for now :-)

Merry Christmas Everybody!
17 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Attack on Titan: Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:2824]
The Ry
New Zealand
Henderson
Auckland
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks Santa!!

2 boxes arrived and as per your orders they shall remain sealed for the time



Dont worry Santa Little mrs something
And my quizzical unicorn are both guarding your boxes

Edit 25/12/2017

Oh Wow!! Thanks Santa!!

Attack on Titan: Deck-Building Game
&
Welcome to the Dungeon
17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:255]
Shirley Sheak
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
flag msg tools
badge
No one can force me to do anything I'm not willing; except social-party game, because everyone else was playing and they don't like to see me sitting out. *FreakMyLife*
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Woohoo!! Santa has sent me Flash Point: Fire Rescue and Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street! Both are very high on my wishlist! Thank you so much Santa! You are the best! Picture will be provided later.

*Off to count components and to admire the games.

(As usual I'm not a good speaker in front of the camera, I even forgot to thank Santa in the video, doh!shake)
18 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:106]
Greg Darcy
Australia
Blue Mountains
New South Wales
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
A First Class parcel arrived from India today. I opened the outer packaging and the contents inside were clearly visible. So I guess I can dive in straight away.


On second thoughts, we have committed to An Advent of Christmas Gaming Challenge - 2017 so we will save them for that challenge.

EDIT:
I am so hopeless:
THANK YOU SANTA
17 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Raptor [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:319]
Ethan Chua
Australia
Highett
Victoria
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mb
So, I've been in the market for interesting two player games, as I primarily play games with my partner. And I think that my SS at the very least pays attention to the Australian Chain of Generosity where he/she might have noted my attempts to rid myself of games that do not play well with 2.

Anyway, I first received a message to pick up a parcel from Gameology... I also received a mystery parcel from Mighty Ape on the same day!

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the parcels and saw.....



I'm really stoked to finally get my hand on Raptor! It'll definitely be a game that'll get plenty of plays , especially around the Christmas period. So will the Hanson's Christmas album. Was a little disappointed to not see Mmmbop somehow mixed in to a Christmas Carol though.

Thank you very much Santa!

Update; Santa sent a second game to me, a very gorgeous looking Kanagawa!

16 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Vanuatu (second edition) [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
Clive Cleland
Australia
Baulkham Hills
NSW
flag msg tools
I supported because ...
badge
my silence is not questioned, nor is my presence, and sometimes there's magic!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

"Tropical"?! How alluring! I wonder if ... Nawwww, it couldn't be ... could it?!


Oh wow! Hints of coconut wrapped in the salty tang of the ocean, banquets of fresh ocean fish and tropical fruits, kava in the village nakamal, and the overwhelming perfume of mothballs and sweat. The dream is real!

Yes, there's a touch of nostalgia here, but the game itself is ruthless and astounding! I'm looking forward to giving this a solid workout.
Thank you Santa!!

Mi no toktok Bislama bae mifala happy tumas in Vanuatu mo mi tingting yufala likem tu. Yu save?
14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Mysterium [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:151]
Thomas Ng
Australia
Canberra
ACT
flag msg tools
I have had a very generous and festive Santa this year.

There will be much fun had this Season with the family after Christmas Day lunch, and I cannot wait to expose them to Mysterium and Welcome to the Dungeon! Not to mention the added little extra for Alien Frontiers

Thank you very much Santa, we wish you a jolly XMAS

16 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Cacao [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:493]
Tanya
Australia
Queensland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I have received a parcel which I am reasonably certain has come from my AU/NZ Secret Santa, but I'm not sure whether I can open it yet.

I'm hoping to hear soon from Sugarbeard (Head Elf) regarding this. However, based on the GeekMails I've received, I know Santa's workshop suffered an attack (I think perpetrated by Grinch and Co.) around the time my package was sent. I'm not sure if Santa and the elves are okay.

We will be putting up our tree this weekend, so I will put the parcel there for the moment, and update with contents later.

Whatever it might contain, thanks Santa!!!!!

***

Edit:

I received permission from Sugarbeard that I could open the package, so of course I did. I'm not really one for waiting.

Now, Sugarbeard warned me that it was possible that Grinch and Co. may have intercepted and meddled with my gift, and that does indeed appear to have happened. I have received Cacao, which is a game I've been wanting for a long time (thanks Santa!!). However, I've also received some coal, in the form of Coal Baron, I suspect courtesy of interference from Grinch and Co. Luckily, Colosseum is one of my favourite games, so there's a good chance this Kramer game will be right up my alley anyway.

Thanks for making Christmas awesome and fun Sugarbeard!!! I'm going to spend my evening punching out and sorting game bits!
13 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Cam W
Australia
Adelaide
South Australia
flag msg tools
badge
Shaving the proverbial donkey
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
My super-efficient Santa let me know on the first day that s/he's got my back. Always good to know.

Next message = BOOM! Job done; expect yours soon.

A knock on the door nice and early from the friendly postal elves (and a quick prayer that nothing inside was wrapped) and I received 3 presents of loveliness. Along with TtR:E, I also received:



and



Thanks a whole bunch, Santa.


Now I've got something extra to help entertain the family in the lead up to the big day. Much appreciated.
15 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Viticulture Essential Edition [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:19]
Kim
Australia
Rozelle
NSW
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Picked up my parcel today. Lucky the tracking number had been texted to me as the post office elves forgot to put a pick-up slip in my PO Box so I went into the shop to double check.

Thankfully I made it onto the nice list and Santa saw fit to be generous and send me Viticulture Essential Edition. Thank you Santa!



Have yourselves a Merry Merry Christmas and all that good cheer!
20 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Royals [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:853]
Gabrielle Dayhew
Australia
Moama
New South Wales
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


Wow wow wow

Santa you have out done your self *<:{>

Royals
Smash up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set

P.s Santa I am so sorry. I was hitting reply to your messages, like we did in previous years. Due to only accessing BGG on my phone I did not scroll far enough to see the don't reply message. Gift has arrived safe and sound. Thank you and Merry Christmas *<:{>
16 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
Andrew Irwin
New Zealand
Christchurch
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Deak Santa.

The gift arrived today after NZPost gave it a guided tour of New Zealand for a week.

It arrived just as I went to work but I wasn't able to open the box as the ducks got to it first and then I had to head off.



I'll update this as I open the box when I get home from work tonight.

-----------------------------------------
Update:

Santa big problem!!!

When I got home from work I went to the box, it looked like it had been tampered with so I opened it and saw this...




It's those ducks again... grrr.


I think they may be playing tricks with me and have hidden it somewhere. I just have to look for duck sign.

I'll keep you updated on the duck hunt.

-------------------------------------------
Update
11/12/2017

So the ducks are still missing from my house and have taken the gift with them. (I'm sure of it)

So I'm looking around town to see if I can find them and if they have it.

Today I looked around the Avon River, I saw a duck but no gift...




Hope I find it tomorrow.

-------------------------------------
Update 15/1`2/2017

Still looking for the ducks and where they took my gift.

I thought maybe they have gone looking for company so I went to the penguin wall - but no gift.



----------------------------------------
Update 17 December

As our family is overseas next week today is our present opening day.

I was a little worried as I still had not found the duck that took it.

Nothing to be worried about as in the end Papa Smurf had it and took good care of it.



Thank you Mitzi for the two Hobbit Saga packs for The Lord of the Rings the Card Game. And sleeves! Great thinking from that elf!

I hope you have a great Christmas too.
15 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Nippon [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:246]
Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
flag msg tools
admin
designer
May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
badge
Mostly offline, but trying.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
My lovely Santa has been letting me know that things were on the move.

A Mysterious Package was delivered to my post office box yesterday ... and I'm on crazy deadlines as usual* and have not managed to get there yet!!! Tomorrow fer sure.

I think I'm supposed to open it once I pick it up ... at least, that's how I am choosing to read Santa's messages.

What do you mean, DO NOT OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS**? Open after the first of Advent? OK then.

* I'm hoping there's a thesis-writing elf in the box as well.

**not actually what Santa said.

8/12: So today, Fraser went over to our post office box and picked up a rather exciting - and very well sealed - parcel. Fortunately Santa had been clear that I should open the box. I guess maybe that's how they do things in Japan?

Thank you so much, Santa! I have played this and enjoyed it very very much.
14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: The Ravens of Thri Sahashri [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:1392]
Greg Darcy
Australia
Blue Mountains
New South Wales
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
My Santa has been very naughty this year. After receiving a lovely gift a week or two ago containing two great games, I felt he had more than fulfilled any obligations he had towards me.
Well today I received a parcel in the post all the way from England! It was from a store I use, but mainly for cooking books. Anyway I opened it and found this most beautiful of games. I was sure I hadn't ordered it, but just in case I checked. Nope. I asked my wife - I sneak into her account now and then to order stuff. Don't let on! She denied all knowledge too. In desperation I contacted Secret Santa. He (I assume he as it is Saint Nicholas after all) admitted culpability. Bad Santa. Coal for you next year. I will of course thoroughly enjoy my ill gotten gains. cool
15 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:18]
Lachlan Albert
Australia
Brisbane
QLD
flag msg tools
How could anyone be expected to read that?
badge
Jiminy Jillickers
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
A package showed up from Amazon with two exciting looking gifts inside!

Thanks Santa!




Edit: Another package has shown up! I'm very spoiled!

Edit: After getting home from camping in the lead up to Christmas, I discovered a FOURTH gift from Santa! The amazing man in red and white got me Arkham Horror The Card Game, Santorini, Onitama, and HMS Delores! I tried to record a video of me opening them so Santa could see how excited I was, but alas, technology failed me. I love my gifts and I'm going to be extremely nice to Angus this year ;D
15 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:41]
Luke Carroll
Australia
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
A big thankyou to my Secret Santa for 7 Wonders and Isle Of Trains! Good timing as I have a board game night tomorrow and look forward to trying these out! I'm not 100% sure who my Santa is as there was not telling notes in the box so if it's you please let me know (Turns out I got confused between a few different secret santas and whether they reveal with gift or not whoops!)



-MrLukeCarroll
13 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:51]
Cameron Botsford
Australia
Mooroolbark
Victoria
flag msg tools
badge
mbmbmbmbmb
This game has been on my list for a while, as it seems right up my alley.

Santa contacted me last weekend. His reindeers from New Zealand got on the case pretty quickly, made the short trek over the ocean and dropped Five Tribes on my doorstep yesterday.

Thanks Santa. Have a wonderful Christmas and I appreciate the extra effort put into the card and wrapping. Cheers!
15 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: Mystic Vale [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:385]
Suzanne P
New Zealand
Lower Hutt
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
So dasher arrived today, and no amount of barking from our naughty dog would deter him thank goodness!
He delivered us a beautiful gift box and went on his way...
The box


It’s that zig-zag one... and it does look pretty with all the other presents... but what if it falls off the table? What if there are kitties in there? (I shook it... no meows!)

Let’s see if I can last until Christmas... next Saturday is our board game groups last catch up of the year, so I can’t make any promises that it doesn’t accidentally fall open that day.

So I cracked already... turns out my santa knew I would and had extra protection! You win this time Santa, Christmas it is.


Update: thank you santa!! Mystic Vale and Jamaica: The Crew! Never suspected at all for that expansion and so excited to get these!


Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful, safe and game filled break
15 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:112]
Martin Hall
Australia
Sydney
NSW
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
And Scythe: Invaders from Afar

Beautifully wrapped



Unwrapped


Fun light game and an expansion for one of my favourites!

Thanks Santa
14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
21. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:58]
Mrs Smith
Australia
Canberra
ACT
flag msg tools
badge
This is my chance to convey something meaningful! Darn. Wasted it.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
We’ve decided to stay home instead of traveling to see family this year (I’m heavily pregnant and have a toddler, so screw traveling), so I’ve been receiving lots of parcels with gifts for my daughter from my family. As such, I didn’t think anything of it when I got yet another parcel slip yesterday. But when I picked up my parcel...it was big! And had the sender listed as “Ashley” (Hi Ashley!). That’s no one in my family!

Inside were 2 (two!) games that have been on my wishlist for some time!

Roll for the Galaxy


And 7 Wonders Duel


Thank you so much Santa Ashley!! Whoever you are!
13 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
22. Board Game: Photosynthesis [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:347]
Anthony Barden
Australia
BERALA
NSW
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was very lucky to have a very active Santa, or should I say Santa assistant as my primary correspondence was with Miss Pepper Mint, who send me a multitude of questions over the weeks and then targeted my gifts in response to my answers!

Here is the beautifully wrapped gifts as they were presented to me at Inner West Gamers last night. I was keeping a keen eye out for Santa or Miss Pepper Mint but they were being just too tricky for me to spot conclusively.



Derek and Greg, whom I played a game of Blood Rage with (and lost so, so, so very badly), can confirm that I immediately started my investigation of trying to determine what could be inside the multiple packages - applying just enough self restraint to prevent myself from tearing the packages open right then and there.

Upon getting home however it was a different story.


Santa surely knows I have pretty much no self control and I assume would have expected this result.

The selection of gifts was quite wonderful, something for me, and my wife and the kids. Quite a beautiful gift in all.

Personal gift notes


Something for Carolyn


Yes, Santa I can confirm that the DVD you sent is from the same Discworld universe as we were discussing.


Also that Barrel of Monkeys is so familiar to me from my childhood that I was able to instantly determine what it was through the wrapping paper. See Derek for confirmation.

The gifts didn't stop there, as there was also a whole box of treats for the kids!


And of course the board game, as well as an expansion for Colt Express, Colt Express: Horses & Stagecoach


Thank you Santa for getting me one of the top games on my wishlist! To be honest, Carolyn seems to have also gotten me the same title (you know, judged by her response when I opened it up where she said "Awww! I got you Photosynthesis as well!") but I am sure we can find something to do with the extra copy I'll have to make sure to subdivide wishlist for future years.

Thanks again Santa for a very fun Secret Santa process, and for your generous gifts!
Merry Christmas!
-Anthony
16 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
23. Board Game: Secret Santa [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:12568]
Cam Mason
Australia
Hobart
Tasmania
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Update

THANKS SANTA!!! I absolutley love them

Thank you so much. We played Russian Railroads Christmas night and two more times on boxing day. One of my new favourites.

We are getting ready for an epic battle between good and evil next. We are off to see the new Star Wars movie and straight after we are playing Star Wars Rebellion!





-------------------------------------------------------------------------

So, I'm sitting out on my deck today when all of a sudden I here this strange buzzing noise.

I look up and to my surprise i see this.......


It then proceeds to land on my lawn and drop off a parcel and promptly takes off again. Wow very impressed Santa. You really do have all the cool toys.

So I got my wife to open and have a peak and low and behold there are two beautifully wrapped presents with my name on it!





So it took all my strength not to open them there and then. I am going to be strong and wait for Christmas morning. I am super super excited. I already feel very special and spoilt.

I will post again shortly and let you all know what I got!


19 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
24. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:63]
Hammond Buckland
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Thank you for to the absolute patience of my Secret Santa. From day #1 they were super communicative and really took the time to get to know me and what I might enjoy. When they asked if I wouldn't mind a well-looked-after 2nd hand title as that was the only way Santa could source my present, naturally I said yes knowing I had a couple of items on my list that were out of print.

After receiving an estimated date of arrival (of 10 days ago) I kept a keen eye out for deliveries. Sadly the week went by with no sign. After alerting Santa, there was a little bit of a panic on finding out that the package was registered with AusPost but only with the status of "received"... and the PO could not locate it.

Then, out of the blue I got a call from my local PO informing me that I had a parcel waiting but the driver could not find my address (despite having things delivered there almost weekly)....



Anyway, what a wonderful surprise to finally receive Battlestar Galactica and the Pegasus expansion. A game that I used to share with an ex-housemate and sadly out of print and an expansion I've yet to play. Thank you, Santa!


14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
25. Board Game: Funny Bunny [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:13770]
Tommy Dean
Australia
Earlwood
New South Wales
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I had the pleasure this year of being targeted by:

Bill B Cottontail
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


The sole proprietor of

E Bunny Logistics

Bulk Deliveries - Individual Courier Services
Specialty Packaging - Customs Clearance
State of the Art Computer Tracking

A series of mishaps plagued the delivery, but Mr E Bunny was on top of it the entire hilarious time! A delightful story with a classically happy ending



So there is the result waiting patiently beneath the tree. I will report back after unwrapping day with final display!

Thanks and Merry Christmas Mr E Bunny for your excellent Santa fun!

It is open!

Sagrada

Glory to Rome

Wow and Holy Moly ! So exciting indeed!
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1 , 2  Next »   | 
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1 , 2  Next »   | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.