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The Most Popular Secret Santa Games (2008)
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The BGG Secret Santa phenomenon has, once again, descended upon us. (My source data is this geeklist)

I thought it would be interesting to tally the Secret Santa Gifts reported in the above geeklist and see what the top choices were this year. This list shows all the games explicitly mentioned in geeklist entries 5 or more times.

(I shall update this list once every couple of days, probably into mid-January, to catch the straggler reports.)

Previous Years
2007
2006

HO! HO! HO!



As of last edit:

Total number of identified games : 1,956
Number of unique games : 698

81x : 1 game
51x : 1 game
50x : 1 game
36x : 1 game
29x : 1 game
28x : 1 game
23x : 1 game
22x : 1 game
18x : 3 games
17x : 1 game
16x : 1 game
15x : 3 games
14x : 2 games
13x : 3 games
12x : 2 games
11x : 3 games
10x : 5 games
_9x : 6 games
_8x : 6 games
_7x : 9 games
_6x : 14 games
_5x : 17 games
_4x : 39 games
_3x : 70 games
_2x : 123 games
_1x : 384 games


The ratio of geeks who were able to resist opening their parcels to those who had to rip the wrapping off (as of 24th December):

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