Secret Santa - my Story
Roger Fawcett
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This list records all the games I have received from Santa with a little about the highlights or lowlights that year. It is partly for my own record and partly because it may help this year's Santa. Hello, Santa, whoever you are.

After 12 years of participation in Secret Santa I am about to take part in my 13th. It keeps getting better every year for me and is definitely a highlight of the season. It's as much about giving as receiving, but I will probably not put down all the gifts I have given year by year, for fear of revealing who I have been Santa for. However I may add some of the games I have given to the list later.

A HUGE thank you to all my Secret Santas. I have had lots of great presents and many enjoyable years of taunting/guessing.

Roj

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1. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:151]
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2006 - Ra

This is a great game, and I was very happy when Santa sent it. The whole experience was a little frustrating though because the Santa who sent this was not the Santa I was assigned. Either that Santa was unscrupulous or the gift got lost in transportation.

Whichever of those is true an anonymous Secret Santa stepped into the breach sending Ra and Coachride. Having waited until some time after Christmas this excellent member of the Geek restored my faith in the community and Secret Santa.
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2. Board Game: The Castle of the Devil [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1961]
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2006 - Coachride to the devil's castle

This was an extra little game that Santa included with Ra. I had enjoyed playing it at Shire Gamers and doubtless Nick, of Shire Games, suggested it as a bonus game. It doesn't come out very often as it is best with 6 or 8 players, but I still enjoy the bluffing, secret roles and suspense.
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3. Board Game: Dragon Parade [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:6871]
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2007 - Dragon Parade

This is a nifty little game from a fairly quiet Santa. One bonus over the previous year was that my assigned Santa sent me the gift. I can't remember whether it arrived before or after Christmas. But there was no taunting nor were there clues for me to work on to try and work out who my Santa was.

However I enjoy playing this game. It is a Reiner Knizia game through and through - quite mathsy, a little abstract with a pasted on theme - but enjoyable and well produced nonetheless.
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4. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:249]
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2008 - In the Year of the Dragon

My Santa kept with the Dragon theme this year and sent me this game in time for Christmas. I also had some taunting which was great fun. There was a strong hint about the 'oriental' nature of the game I was to receive, which meant I had narrowed it down to one of three, and this game was the pleasant result. Best year of Secret Santa involvement up to this date and I think I worked out that Santa came from Utah, but it is a long time ago now and I can't remember.
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5. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1241]
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2009 - The Adventurers

This was a popular game at the time for Secret Santa as, no doubt, Pyramid of Horus will be this year. I was among many people who received it and I was very pleased. In fact we played it with friends or family every day for six days once I had opened it. (I do not open Secret Santa presents until Christmas Day)

This year Santa included a second present along with the Adventurers, that being the pre-painted minis. This made the game very attractive to play and meant that I had another clue about Santa. This year I think Santa was from the Eastern seaboard of the US. The taunts and the fact that there was a convention at which this bonus pack of minis was available led me to believe this.
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6. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1494]
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2010 - Key Harvest

One of the Key games, which I like immensely for this year's present. I think I had picked up Keythedral in a trade and Key Market as it came out and I had this on my wishlist partly to make up the set and partly because other people said it was great, perhaps better than Keythedral. Sadly, this is the only Secret Santa game that has not had regular plays since I received it. I must get it to the table before this Christmas.

This year Santa taunted me most excellently and even divided his attentions between two FLGSs in the UK to confuse me more and heighten the tension - way to go, Santa.
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7. Board Game: Arena: Roma II [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1219] [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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2010 - Arena: Roma 2

This year Santa was expressly generous (which does not mean that my other Santas were not) particularly since the recession was in full swing by now. I was really not expecting two games. But Santa exceeded my expectations and also sent Arena: Roma 2 via Shire Games, my usual FLGS and a shop I visit every few weeks for Gamers' nights.

I was very happy because this game had been on my wishlist ever since I heard about. I enjoyed playing the first game and knew that I would continue to enjoy this.
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8. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:15]
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2011. Santa gave me this game by Stefan Feld. I'm a big fan of Feld's games and this one has a load of stuff going on at once. Very generous of Santa to send an Alea big box game like this. But it wasn't everything....
 
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9. Board Game: Carson City [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:388]
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2011 - Bonus gift.

Santa had spotted that I liked this game and gave me a copy either of his own (such sacrifice!) or another second hand one. Either way it was in excellent condition, was very generous and much appreciated (and played). Included in the box was:



...which was great because the first game I ever played of Carson City had the Indian and it is a good little expansion.

Thanks, Santa
 
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10. Board Game: Shipyard [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:486]
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2012 -

Santa taunted me with this game, releasing clues little by little. I guessed what was in the package but still did not open until Christmas Day.

This is a great game with lots happening and I enjoyed my first play (TCAD a couple of years ago) enough to put it on the wishlist. Santa very kindly obliged.
 
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11. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:461]
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2012

Another gift from Secret Santa 2012, who was very generous. This 2-player is a game I played for the first time only a few months ago depsite having been aware of it for some time. It has recently been republished, a fact obviously noted by Santa. It was also slightly higher on my wishlist than Shipyard so once again thumbsup Santa.

Not only did he send this but also....
 
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12. Board Game: Mr. Jack Extension [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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2012

...the extension. This came as a little late addition, and once again indicates how generous and brilliant my Santa was.

 
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13. Board Game: Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2762]
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2013 -

This year's Secret Santa lives in the UK (I'm pretty sure). Just a few exchanges via geekmail, but not much actual taunting. Santa threw in the odd clue about his whereabouts (possibly lives on the south coast, almost certainly supports Southampton F.C.); and clues about the games - particularly about not playing one of them on Christmas Day to avoid arguments.

Anyway, when I eventually opened this on Christmas Day, I was very happy. This is a great game that I have played once before and look forward to doing so more now.
 
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14. Board Game: Masques [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2274]
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2013

This was the little game that might be unwise to play on Christmas Day. Almost any move you make involves a negative implication for the other players. However it is a lot of fun and a great bonus present from this year's very generous Secret Santa.

Many thanks, Santa.
 
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15. Board Game: UGO! [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2930]
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2014

This year started with a very prompt delivery from my Secret Santa who was very efficient this year. I was allowed (by the powers that be) to open this package on a train journey to Edinburgh for the weekend. We played on the train.

It is a game I had wanted for a while but I hadn't realised that it had come back into my FLGS.

Thanks, Santa.
 
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16. Board Game: Progress: Evolution of Technology [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1841]
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2014

But there was more to come in 2014. This package sat under the tree until Christmas Day. It was a new game this year and a great card driven civilisation game. Very much appreciated and a great game to play during the party season.

Thanks again, Santa
 
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17. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:58]
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2014

But Santa had one more, very generous, card up his sleeve this year. This is a game that I very much enjoy and have teetered on the edge of getting for a long time. I'm not even sure if it is still available at the moment. However, Santa rooted around on his very own gaming shelves and sent me this as an extra present.

Wow! that's so very generous and huge heartfelt thanks to my 2014 Santa again for making it an incredible year.

 
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18. Board Game: Tournay [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:894]
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2015

2015 and I gave Santa a free reign. He or she bought me this card game that was not on my wishlist. It was a great choice. I like the theme (medieval-ish) and it is a great card driven game, but not too long, which suits those around me. Looking back I'm sure we played it after Christmas but I might not have logged it. Have to get it out again soon.
 
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19. Board Game: Game of Trains [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2527]
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2015

Santa was generous this year and also sent this little filler as well. It was on my wishlist and gets quite a lot of plays, both at home and school. It is a simple idea, but well designed, with good and slightly amusing artwork.
 
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20. Board Game: Murano [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:936]
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2016

So, once again this year I decided to wait until Christmas Day. My Santa had been quite efficient so the package arrived and sat under the tree for quite some while and it took steely determination not to open it. When I did I discovered that Santa had bought me Murano, which is an excellent game of just about the right length and weight to give some interest to me and yet be playable with those around me. The only slight snag was that the box was badly damaged in transit. Whichever company had wrapped it had not done a very good job. However, with the help of the BGG team I was given an Amazon order number and I returned it and ordered another one which arrived quite quickly.

Overall, a great experience again.
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21. Board Game: Dominion: Empires [Average Rating:8.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.49 Unranked]
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2017 - Dominion: Empires

Spot on gift from my Secret Santa this year and one that the entire family can enjoy playing as all six of us like Dominion. As if to show how good it is we played it on Christmas Day and then again on Boxing Day. I don't often get to do that with the Secret Santa presents.

Additionally there was a separate box of Lithuanian goodies that got scoffed pretty quickly and a promise of another parcel to come later, no set date (probably an expansion from what I have picked up)

So huge thanks again, Santa and once again the whole experience was fantastic this year.
 
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22. Board Game: Riverboat [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:962]
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2018 - Santa was very generous this year sending me both a game that has been on my wishlist for a while and an expansion.

The game is Riverboat, which caught my eye when it came out but I had not played. It seems to hit all the right sorts of mechanics to be my sort of game as well as having a slightly unusual theme i.e. not the usual city building or farming option.

Who doesn't like that dreamy idyll of the American South during the era of the big Mississippi riverboats, Hucklebury Finn & Tom Sawyer and the birth of the greatest genre of music - the Blues?
 
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23. Board Game: Imhotep: A New Dynasty [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
Roger Fawcett
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2018 - Santa also came up trumps with this little expansion. Imhotep itself is ok but is really quite simple. I am hoping that this expansion will liven things up and add a bit of replayability.

Overall, huge thanks to Santa this year, as always.
 
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