2012 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
Gary C
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Welcome to my 7th annual Secret Santa List. For those of you who are new to the list:

I run this list as a central location to let your Secret Santa know when your (hopefully much appreciated) gift has arrived.

Use this list to record what your Secret Santa sent you and remember to include any comments such as thanks that you want to give your Secret Santa. When you post on this list, you may want to make a note on your profile with a link to your entry so your Secret Santa can easily locate your confirmation of delivery and your reaction. That way your Secret Santa can look to see if you received your gift and you can post any comments you may have about the gift here and you can reply without the identity of your Secret Santa ever having to be released!

Please only make an entry when you actually receive the present! This assists those of us who read the list regularly as recipients are adding their gifts in a chronological order. No placeholder entries, please.

I find it very handy to put a link on your profile page so your Secret Santa knows where you have posted the feedback so s/he doesn't have to sort through 2000 entries to find yours quickly.


To see all previous years' editions of this list and to give the new Secret Santa participants an idea of how this works, look at these links:

"2011 List"

"2010 List"

"2009 List"

"2008 List"

"2007 List"

"2006 List"

Further helpful hints:

IMPORTANT - When you get your gift(s), take the time to "Add Item" to this GeekList rather than place a comment at the bottom of the list. This helps the statisticians out there.

A good example of how to make an entry containing multiple gifts is located at: this entry.

Making an actual entry will also make it easier for your Secret Santa to locate your Item.


If you would like to taunt your "target" while maintaining your secret identity, you can do so using the Santa logon. Just log yourself off and close any BGG windows (if you don't you take the chance of being discovered if the new username doesn't take) and log on using this info:

Username: santa
Password: password



I hope you have a terrific holiday season and enjoy the list!
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1401. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:10]
Calm Fluffy Bunnies
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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My secret Santa went way over the top this year:

1. Eclipse
2. Dominion: Dark Ages
3. Say Anything
4. Troyes Bonus Cards

Thank you VERY much Santa. I'll have to be extra good this year
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1402. Board Game: Space Cadets [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:759]
Stian Johansen
Norway
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Hi Santa!! Thanks for the gift!! I loved it This might be my new favorite cooperative game Have a nice Christmas everyone
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1403. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
Darling Clementine
New Zealand
Auckland
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My Santa has been freeking awesome this year... I know whatever is wrapped beneath our tree is going to be fantastic but i am under strict instruction not to dare open it until the day...



I'll update once it has been opened!

And now im allowed to open it this is what was inside! Twilight Sruggle!! Awesome!! So excited! And also a game for the kids! Thanks heaps Santa - its fantastic!!



Thanks Santa - I've enjoyed your emails and banter. And i hope the elf-flu has well and truly passed

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
L
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1404. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:257]
chris wuebbles
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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My wife brought in my last Secret Santa gift today to work. I ended yp getting Thurn & taxis, Dixit Jynx, Rocket Jocky, and the Catacombs Expansion. Thank you Alternate Secret Santa.
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1405. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:28]
Eric Summerer
United States
Hamden
Connecticut
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Santa, you have splendid timing.

Over the past 14 weeks, I've been reading a constant stream of audiobooks, 5-6 days a week, under contract. Nearly 400 hours in the booth, 195 hours of final audio, 12 individual titles.

I finished today.

Santa must have known what I was up to, because not only did he manage to time the arrival of his package to the exact day when I would finish the contract, but his selection of gift has a striking connection to something I've been working on... (I'd say more, but I can't)

But wait, there's more! Santa also included the latest expansion to my favorite dice-building game:



Santa, I hope you have a fantastic holiday season! Thank you very much!
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1406. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:38]
Mike Smith-Stoe
United States
Maple Valley
Washington
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Thank you Secret Santa! I'm very much looking forward to playing this. I can think of a few people (or more) who will enjoy this with me.
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1407. Board Game Publisher: North Star Games, LLC
Robin
United States
glennallen
Alaska
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And, a special thanks to my TARGET -
Dominic Crapuchettes
United States
Bethesda
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for these amazing games!!!

Say Anything
Wits & Wagers Party
Crappy Birthday
and bonus cards!!


This was completely out of the blue- such a wonderful surprise. Dominic said he wanted to thank me. I thought he was going to send a card not a huge box of games surprise

We've already played Crappy Birthday today as a family! The boys loved it. My oldest went nuts over the penguin collection card and tried to keep it.

He even signed Wits & Wagers and Say Anything!! How awesome!



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1408. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:473]
Douglas Damron
United States
Cross Lanes
West Virginia
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The first gifts under my tree this year were from Santa! He was quite generous. I just purchased a new home for myself, my girlfriend, our three dogs, and cat. Santa made sure they were included!



He sent me a nice letter as well.

I'm having a lot of trouble uploading the last few photos, so I'll just tell you.

On top of various wonderful snacks and treats for the rest of the folks in my home, I got Hey That's my Fish, Carcassonne The Castle, 1910 for TTR, and The Lords of Middle Earth.

I'm very grateful Santa! I'm gonna have to browse every profile in Iowa to figure you out.
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1409. Board Game: Merchant of Venus (second edition) [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:386]
Andrew
New Zealand
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I've been away from home so I'm not sure when my parcel arrived but it was a great surprise to see a huge carton waiting for me when I got home, and it was all the way from St Louis, Missouri! I opened it up and not only did I find Merchant of Venus, (number one on my wishlist by the way!) but also:

Android: Netrunner


And that's not all! There was also a bag of goodies! A bottle of Kansas City BBQ sauce which will get a tasting tonight when we have a bbq (summer Christmas in NZ!), a University of Missouri Tigers shirt and some St Louis Cardinals pjs! Really great presents. There was even a note from the family explaining the gifts and the family's love of sport and games (even down to organising a convention! www.geekway2west.com). The note was signed by the whole family including Simon and Sadie, the children.



To the whole family, thank you for your parcel bringing a touch of Missouri all the way to NZ for my Christmas! It's really something special. Thanks guys, and I hope you have a merry Christmas too!
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1410. Board Game: D-Day Dice [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:582]
Aron
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Hi all,

Another great Secret Santa Year. This community rocks!!! Thanks all and especialy my secret Santa!

Not only D-Day Dice but also D-Day Dice: Flare Pouch which was sent earlier as a teaser!
In the package was also another present: Axis & Allies 1941

To all: on to a hopefull 2013!
Thanks.
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1411. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:158]
c. lawson
United States
Matthews
North Carolina
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My Secret Santa, "Taco Feathery" decided to taunt me with an comment that let me know that the package was in the mail, but not to expect it until December 26th. Well, I was fine with that and given that my comment for the Secret Santa entry was:

"Happy Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Winter Solstice, Yule, Modraniht, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Yalda, Saturnalia, Malanka, Maslenitsa, Festivus, HumanLight, Newtonmas, Quaid-e-Azam, Malkh-Festival, Boxing Day, Yulefest, Hogmanay, Snowflake, Eid Al Adha, New Years, Dongzhi, Kwanzaa, Chrismahanukwanzadan, Kwansolhaneidmas, Day of the Ninja, Hogswatch..."

My Secret Santa assumed appropriately that the exact date wasn't so important to me.

To be honest, it's kind of been a crappy week (been playing the unemployment blues in D-flat minor), so the arrival of a coolstuffinc.com box at my front door today was a nice distraction. Of course, this box contained my Secret Santa gifts. I debated that whole, "should I wait or should I open immediately" dilemma for most of the evening and then I finally caved and opened the box. Inside I found:



Ticket to Ride: marklin,

Battle Line,

and The Resistance

Thank you so very much for this injection of holiday spirit... It saved me from the bah-humbugs. My Secret Santa did well.

Thank you again,
C...
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1412. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:8]
Martin B
United States
Seattle
Washington
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It came a few days ago but I finally got down to my mom's house to pick it up. Can't tell you how excited I am to play this game. Last summer I got to play it once with my friend in Shanghai and it really is an incredible game that I wanted to own and sink my teeth into. Can't wait.

Thank you Santa! Especially thank you for the worry and messages you sent to make sure it got here alright. Really, thank you.

Martin
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1413. Board Game: Cthulhu Dice [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:10953]
David Thornton
United States
Canby
Oregon
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Happy Holidays everyone! This was my second Secret Santa and boy was it amazing! After a few fun notes from Santa, I received a very heavy box from CSI in mid November with permission to open it immediately. But I'm not that kind of guy, so I wrapped the shipping box and stuck it under the tree where it taunted my family until Yule morning (December 21st.) It was one of the last gifts to be opened, and the boys had no problem tearing into it:

Peanuts!!! They would have been happy with just that.

So Prahlada digs in and pulls out



Cool! Like many of you I like dice and I like Cthulhu, so of course I have always wanted this little guy in my collection.

Next, Narada reaches in and comes out with



Woohoo! We got 7 Wonders last year from Secret Santa, but it hasn't hit the table in a while. This should make it fresh again. Also included a Louis Armstrong Promo Card, but I don't have Leaders yet... Maybe next year!

Now I would have been very happy with just those, but the size and weight of the box made me pretty certain something else was in there. Next my sons pull out



My wife squealed! "I didn't know we were getting Dominion!" We found the Big Box on Craig's List for $40 earlier this year, and my wife is addicted. She loves all things Piratey, so I knew this would be a good choice, and Santa must have understood as well!

"That must be everything," she said. I agreed, but asked the boys to dig a little deeper just in case there was something else hiding in the peanuts. Imagine my complete shock when they pulled out from the bottom



What?!?! Santa are you out of your fricken mind?!?! Oh me oh my was I speechless!! Santa I don't know who you are but I am just blown away by this amazing package you sent my family!!! Thank-you so much for everything, we are already having fun with these and will continue to for quite some time!!



Thank You Thank You Thank You!
David,
Lila,
Narada &
Prahlada
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1414. Board Game: Animal Upon Animal: Small and Yet Great! [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:4731]
Hilary Hartman
United States
Wilmore
Kentucky
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Secret Santa Strikes Again! A few days ago, a package arrived from Germany and inside were all of these goodies!



Besides all of the candy, which is mostly gone now, were a few pocket sized games, including Animal Upon Animal: Small and Yet Great!, Top Trumps the Star Trek edition, and several expansions for D-Day Dice!

All-in-all, the best Secret Santa yet! Thanks, Santa!
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1415. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:36]
Phil Thron
United States
Caldwell
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Santa sent a recent missive telling me that his elves were finishing up and I would soon be receiving a package. Then I was informed of a change of plans (I guess the elves hit the egg nog a bit too hard and missed a deadline ), and that SS would have a package rushed to the house by Christmas. Well, the sudden change of plans was certainly a welcome one because when I arrived home Friday I found a package containing Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition). Ah, sweet dungeon delving that has been one of my most desired games this season. And I can think of no better way to spend many hours during the next week of much-needed vacation.

Thanks very much Santa. I hope you have as great a Christmas as I'm sure to thanks to your gift.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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1416. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:37]
Steven Mitchell
United States
New York
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Thought I had posted this here already, but Santa informed me this morning that I had not (maybe it was just in the wargame thread that I posted?). And since I'm not about to look through all 57 pages of this gigantic list, apologies if this is a double post.

Received Game of Thrones and The King in Yellow. The first one will hopefully get played early in the New Year, as soon as I can find a six-some. Really looking forward to that experience!

The King in Yellow nicely expands my nascent Arkham collection. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing how the added ticking timebomb of the Play ratchets up the tension. I'll probably eager enough to give it a spin all by my lonesome shortly...

And finally, Santa also sent along a few almond products. Very much appreciated since almonds are one of my favorite snacks. Apparently Santa knows me too well on that front!
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1417. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:78]
Michael Taylor
United States
Manchester
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This beauty arrived yesterday, and I was super excited for it. I've had my eye on it since I saw it played this past August, but it was never in stock at my FLGS. Santa let me know on Monday that something was enroute, and when Friday came and went I was figuring I'd be waiting til Monday. What a great surprise for a Saturday indeed! Thanks Santa!!
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1418. Board Game: Dixit: Journey [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Mitch Willis
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Kathleen
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Got my Secret Santa gifts last week, but I waited to open 'em until this weekend. Found a couple of goodies in the package:


I now have all the card sets for Dixit family of games...even playing with 6+ we shouldn't have to worry 'bout replayability any more with one of our favorite family games...



Also in the package was Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game along with Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game – Merlin & Morgan Promo cards. I've always like the board game, but this one should fit nicely within our lunch hour at work...

Thanks a lot Santa! I really appreciate your generosity!

Merry Christmas to all and God bless us every one!
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1419. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:84]
Daniel Wolve
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From Santa's message, I was expecting postal delivery of my gift.

As days go by inching closer to Christmas, my colleagues can tell how antsy I got (since I am also expecting several packages which was delivered since early mid November which only half arrived). Half cursing the postal service, half hoping that I got a call from the office to pick up my stuff. I couldn't help it since it's known that our postal service is "crappy" in terms of delivery (a box of x-wing expansion from BookDepository was delivered crushed. Luckily it was 90% empty and the miniature was intact!)

So when my usual store gave me a call if I can drop by to pick up some stuff, I thought my order of Samurai Sword had arrived. It was until they pass me my gift from Santa, my mind went blank. Only to remember that I did gave a standing instruction to give me a call for pickup for all my stuff and deliveries.

So Santa, thanks for the misdirection (always loved that XD). It's definitely a lovely gift as it is something I can share well with my wife (who incidentally just got interested in boardgaming).

May your Christmas be as eventful and leave you plenty of smiles!

Time to punch the ticket!

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1420. Board Game: Secret Santa [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
jamuki (Jueguetistorias)
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Hi!

I am the luckiest man ever. I had the best Santa in this 2012,
Robèr Boonmann
Netherlands
Geldrop
Noord-Brabant
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, who was been awesome, he rocks! He rocks!

I have also the best girlfriend,
Oceluna (jueguetistorias)
Spain
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(soon to be wife) in the world. She has made an effort to make sure that we say THANK YOU to Rober in the way he deserves.

Thank you both, Santa and Oceluna, for making me happy this Christmas.

























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1421. Board Game: Secret Santa [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Mihai Stanimir
Romania
Timisoara
Timis
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This is the first time I played Secret Santa, so here are the facts in chronological order:

An unexpected present from a not so Secret Santa friend of mine: Libertalia


My BGG Secret Santa from Canada traveled a long way to bring me Seasons


Then, my amazing FBG Romanian Secret Santa arrived with two titles I've been looking for for a long time: Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant and Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small






Thanks a lot to all my three Secret Santas for all these amazing presents. You definitely exceeded my expectations. I will make sure many friends will enjoy these presents.

Have a Christmas full of joy, and see you on the next Secret Santa!
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1422. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:10]
Jaaason
United States
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My gift arrived Thursday at my work, which just happened to be a day with so much snow that I stayed home that day. So there was a box waiting for me at work on Friday. I forgot I even had this on my wishlist, so this was a great surprise! Thanks a lot Santa!
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1423. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:9]
Alex
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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We're visiting family over Christmas, so we'd opened (local) presents a little early. I'd mentioned to Santa that I enjoy two-player games with my wife, and Santa stepped up to the plate in style. Santa delivered The Castles of Burgundy, which look exactly like the sort of thing we'll enjoy together, plus:



which I've had my eye on for a very long time. These two games, really, are perfect for what my wife and I enjoy playing together, and are going to lead to a lot of happy hours spent gaming. Perfect gifts. Thank you, Santa!
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1424. Board Game: Mage Wars Arena [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:35] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
Mike McCann
United States
Omaha
Nebraska
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So,
My package from the North Pole was delayed for a few days by a snowstorm we had this week. It arrived today, and when I opened the box I saw a copy of this game. But that's not all! I also received:



and



Thanks Santa!
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1425. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:104]
Justus Kelloniemi
Finland
Vaasa
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This is NOT what I did get, but this was what my Secret Santa TRIED to send me!

The FLOLGS did not have that item available (even if they thought they had), so they called me and asked, if I wanted some other game from my wishlist, and I found something that I did.

Surprise ruined? Well, that's what I thought, too, but when the package came, there was not one game, but three! So you relly do not know, what Santa thinks... One of them was from that gameshop (Lautapelit.fi) and there were two games from my Secret Santa! And the story goes like this.

Dad! Shall we open this now or after 5 seconds?
Here we go!
Tear it up, break it down...
Daaaddd! These men are ugly and they've got beards. Can I play these games? Is there at least something to punch?
There is something to punch, and yes, I can play them! (in the next ten years, dad hopes!)

So the games that I did get were
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 - ?


And Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #5 – Epic Ancients II


The latter was a really nice surprise, because now my collection of C&C Ancients is complete!

THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES, SANTA!
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