2010 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
Gary C
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For those of you who are new to the Secret Santa 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.

In years past this list has been heavily monitored as the gifting season approaches and I am sure the same will hold true this year.

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:

"2009 List"

"2008 List"

"2007 List"

"2006 List"



To see Simon Hunt's statistical breakdown of previous years' Secret Santa:

UPDATE New list: Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2010


Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2009

Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2008

Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2007

Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2006



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.

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1076. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:90]
Joe Valdez
United States
Tampa
Florida
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Super Excited! My Secret Santa Gift Arrived on Thursday the 23rd, delivered to me by a Neighbor since apparently UPS has a hard time reading.

I waited until this morning to open the gift, in true Christmas Morning Fashion.

Thank you so much to my Secret Santa for giving me Sid Meier's Civilization and 7 Wonders!

My Friends and Family will really enjoy playing btoh of them with me.

Thanks again!

Laceratedsky
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1077. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4]
The Games Are About Glory
United States
Macedon
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After playing this over the summer I decided that it had to be in my collection. Hopefully my wife and I can work up to playing a full game in about 2 hours.

Very happy and very much looking forward to playing this again.

Thank you, Santa!
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1078. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Lurker at the Threshold Expansion [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Andrea Jørgensen
Denmark
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I've got the Arkham Horror: The Lurker at the Threshold Expansion - and I'm looking forward to try it

Thank you Santa and Merry Christmas!
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1079. Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:655]
Brenda Rose
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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One word comes to mind when I opened this one. WOW!!!! But Secret Santa didn't stop there. No Mr. Jack came out next my husband was like really excited he pointed out that both games were for two players something we need more games of. Last but not least Summoner Wars Again a two player card driven game. THANKYOU SECRET SANTA your generosity each year amazes me.
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1080. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:447]
Duarte Conceicao
Portugal
Carcavelos
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I'm truly grateful to my 2010 Secret Santa.

It was a hell of a ride devil . It started with some interesting taunts that I really enjoyed and it managed to involve my wife that helped a lot, since I didn't see the package until the Christmas night.

Meanwhile my SS introduced me to Terry Pratchett, whose work I was completely unaware and I managed to get Hogfather before Christmas and I'm already finishing it and eager to get some more books from this author. This was indeed a great gift.

In Christmas Eve like it's tradition all over the world the family gathers to have a great meal and change gifts. Since it was Leonor's first Christmas that she really understands it this year we weren't able to put the presents under the tree but we managed to score a photo from my SS package.



Before the gift exchange we had two main dishes. The first one was Bacalhau à Zé do Pipo - Cod fish in the oven with mashed potatoes, onions and olives.



After Bacalhau we had Cabrito Assado - Small lamb in the oven with potatoes.



The dinner was accompanied by 2007 Herdade dos Grous Red Wine. Marvelous!



After the dinner it was time to see the gifts.

Here's a photo with my SS package.



And with the complete haul!



If I don't look really happy, well I was sick with a light fever but I was thrilled!!!

Besides Julius Caesar my great SS has send me a personalized package with the following contents aside from my wishlist, just great! Beyond and Above!

Due to my train games interest



An expansion for a great abstract



And also a sock with some American Candies! Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Lindtt Milk Chocolate and Ghirardelli Chocolate (Peppermint with Dark Chocolate).

What an amazing gift! I thank you very very much!! Please let me know if you allow Ana to reveal your identity in order to add you as geekbuddie and also to send you some Portuguese candy in trade

Obrigado!
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1081. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
Robert Hoffman
United States
Bedford
New Hampshire
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH SECRET SANTA.

I opened up my gifts today and not only did I receive "Stone Age" but I also received "Modern Art". Many, Many Thanks Secret Santa!

Modern Art



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1082. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:365]
Falafel Palmer
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Happy Chrimbo to all!!!!!

BGG Secret Santa is done as a joint effort with my partner-in-crime
Nathan Beeler
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Our awesome secret santa sent our gift out to the east coast (where Christmas is spent!) right away. When we arrived here they were wrapped and came with a Christmas card. (Thanks, Miniatures Market!!) We waited very patiently and finally got to open them up this morning!

The aforementioned Blue Moon City,
 
and
!!! Awesome sauce!!!

Thanks Father Christmas! You chose really well. These are games we really like but may have never gotten around to purchasing for ourselves. And that's what we consider a PERFECT present.

Merry Christmas to all! Hope everyone is enjoying theirs!
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1083. Board Game: Star Wars: Epic Duels [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:625]
Daniel Rose
United States
Orem
Utah
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So my secret Santa sent me a game that was slightly used and worried that I might not be happy. I honestly feel choked up by the generosity knowing how hard this game can be to come by and expensive to buy because of it being out of print. In all honesty this would have been more then enough. My secret Santa didn't stop there Wyatt Earp and New Plants (fan expansion for Power Grid). I feel like this Christmas has been one of the best I've ever had. Thankyou SECRET SANTA. You sent me two packages the shipping alone on those two must have really emptied your wallet. MERRY CHRISTMAS
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1084. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:873]
Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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Thank you, Santa! Kids should love this.... Also got Age of Steam Expansion: 1830's Pennsylvania / Northern California. Thanks again!
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1085. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:15]
Aaron Brooks
United States
Prince George
VA
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Wow, two great games from my awesome Secret Santa.

Le Havre, which completes my Uwe Rosenberg trilogy.

And
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor

which I've been wanting for quite a while now, just never pulled the trigger. Thanks, Santa!
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1086. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:119] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Darryl Boone
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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My Santa and I seemed to have communication problems, in that s/he didn't seem to get some of my responses. But fortunately we got it sorted out, and not a moment to spare!

I had suggested, as a way to save on shipping, to make the game available for pick up at a friendly local store. I got the phone call and Geekmail from Drexoll Games, just down the street from my home, that my gifts were available to pick up... on Christmas Eve!

I headed over there and found one large and small gift, beautifully gift-wrapped. Seemed a shame to open them! But you know I did, this morning.

My large gift was Dixit, which is awesome. I collect Spiel des Jahres winners and this one was not yet in my collection.

The small gift was the big surprise, though, since it was a must-get that wasn't even on my wishlist!

Jambo Expansion 2


I recently received Jambo and the first expansion in a math trade. My wife and I have been playing the base game a TONNE lately, but I've been waiting before trying the first expansion, having heard that it's best when combined with the second.

Just last week I inquired at Drexoll about this second expansion, and when they said they had it in stock but not at that location, I asked them to bring it in for me.

It's likely my Santa saw how much I've been playing Jambo lately and noticed I didn't have this one yet. Or possibly someone at Drexoll remembered I was looking for it and made a suggestion. Either way, it is an incredibly well-thought-out gift for me, and I'm very, very appreciative.

Thanks so much, Santa!

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1087. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:90]
Dave Ramsey
United Kingdom
Stevenage
Herts
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3rd year for me, and every year I'm always amazed at the generosity shown by the amazing santas out there.

For my part I hoped to keep up the spirit, but that's not the point of this item entry

Sid Meier's Civilization - how cool is that?! I have three guys here who will be itching to play this - they've all just got into civ 5, and we've been boardgaming together now for a year or so, so it's a great game to get to the table.

But it didn't stop there..

In there too was another game, Thebes I've been wanting to get for a while - more because my wife and kids look like they'll be able to get some good fun out of this one too.



Because I had a super Santa, (s)he also thought about my kids too. Also in with the gifts was No Thanks. Super!

Thank you Santa! I really hope you were made at least half as happy as I was. My wife was a little envious at how well you bought for me
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1088. Board Game: Star Trader [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:2451]
Tim Skirvin
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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For now Santa has just sent me an IOU - apparently there are production delays at the North Pole, who knew? - but I'm still excited for when it does get here. Thanks, Santa!
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1089. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:59]
Dan Brandt
United States
Pittsburg
California
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This year's Secret Santa was a good one!

Santa sent me one of the top wants on my wishlist - Chaos in the Old World.


Chaos in the Old World

In addition Santa sent me one of the games my FLGS never seems to get in stock (and I've been too busy to get down there and ask) - Incan Gold


Incan Gold

Santa also sent some chrome dice as a stocking stuffer.

Thanks Santa!
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1090. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:279]
Pagan
Germany
Müllheim
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Yes, I have made it. I didn't open my gift before 24th of December

And on christmas evening I was really surprised about the gift my Secret Santa sent me.

Thanks a lot for this wonderful game.
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1091. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:306]
Guido Gloor
Switzerland
Ostermundigen
Bern
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Secret Santa was very generous And fast, too - he sent the package so quickly that I received it in the first week of December already. Didn't open it until today on the 25th though. Although I admittedly did get a peek and saw that Chinatown was in there. Very awesome, I'm really looking forward to playing this, and I'm impressed by the quick and easy rules and all the trading they must enable.



But that wasn't all, he also sent my baby son and me this one, gift-wrapped and with a Christmas card: Pyramid!



Or rather, like with Chinatown, the German version. That's really neat, I'm sure we'll have lots of fun with it, and my wife already announced that she really wants to play this game as well

So, thanks Secret Santa! You are awesome!
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1092. Board Game: First Train to Nuremberg [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:919]
Holger Joist
Germany
Burghausen
Bayern
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On December 23, 2010 my Secret Santa wrote that Rudolf had some accident and broken it's ankle and my gifts would come later.

But fortunately the doctors did a wonder and at the same day Rudolf arrived and brought two parcels where nobody knew where they came from. My wife grabbed and put them under the christmas tree.

So on Christmas Eve the excitement was big and I was not disappointed!

My santa was sooo generous. Not only did I get

First Train to Nuremberg
but also

Gambit 7
and additionaly

Manimals: Australien & Neuseeland 1
!!!

The last one is a hint where my Santa lives. Phew, that is far away!

Looking forward to play the games soon. Thanks a lot!!!
It was my first Secret Santa and I'm quite sure it was not the last one! Great fun!!

I hope I will get some feedback from my target in South America one day but of course the reindeers have a really long way to go...
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1093. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:52]
Alex
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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A (large) package arrived a couple weeks ago, but with the exception of a single item, I held off opening until Christmas Eve. When the package showed up, here's what the contents looked like:



The box of chocolates was wrapped on arrival (and none were missing), but the card said that if we were to hold off 'til Christmas, there was one package both my wife and I would enjoy that we might want to open early... so we gave in, and were sure happy we did. The chocolates were a wonderful touch - tasteful, both to the tongue and eye, as each chocolate is coated on top with an artistic pattern. My wife used to enjoy similar chocolates when she lived out in Vancouver, but hasn't had any since she moved east, so the chocolates were a lovely treat for her.

The larger wrapped package contained Combat Commander: Europe - a game I've been wanting for ages. I can't wait to get it to the table! I'm going to try to talk my wife into a game over the holidays, but when that inevitably fails, I know a couple of fellows who will be very interested in giving it a go.

The smallest wrapped package contained:



...which is a great little filler game that I've gotten to play and enjoy, and which I know will see a fair bit of use at casual get togethers. Fantastic!

The mid-sized wrapped package contained twelve round, clear-topped containers to keep bits in - a great and thoughtful idea. I have some similar containers I use to keep spices in, and it never occurred to me how useful they'd be for bits, be they counters from CC:E, Space Hulk command point counters, or wooden pieces from Agricola. Good stuff.

And you might notice a small package of photo paper that, according to the small note attached, was put in by the elves.

So, Santa - thank you, so much, for your generosity! And thanks, even more, for your thoughtfulness - the card, the beautiful wrapping job, the chocolates, and the multiple brilliant taunts all added a personal touch that made this season's Secret Santa exchange one to be remembered for me.
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1094. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:23]
Nick McElveen
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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My Secret Santa generously sent me some of the hotness: Dominant Species!

I was particularly pleased to receive this after having spectated several rounds of the game at BGG.Con and being really impressed, but never having managed to get into a game. No excuses now.

My Secret Santa also sent me a Lego Clone Walker Battle Pack.

How did he know I'm a big lego Star Wars fan (eg. I'm going to be spending the next couple of weeks working on the 2000+ piece Imperial Shuttle I got from my wife)? Yet more evidence proving the omniscence of Santa Claus!

Thanks Santa!
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1095. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:128]
Ingo Immer
Germany
Saterland
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My box arrived last week it was in a huge box from Spieleoffensive, I never bought some games from them so it must be my Secret Santa gift.
I like the surprise on christmas so I hoped that the game was gift-wrapped. I opened the box a and go with one hand between the packaging materials to feel the game box. I felt a huge box with paper-cover so it was gift-wrapped - I opened the box and yes it was still a surprise for christmas-eve.



Thank you Secret Santa, this is how I like the hole thing!


My Secret Santa made it all the right way. He checked the box "no invoice" and wrote a note not to include any data of him. Well Spieleoffensive.de also included a bonus gift (Energy City / not in the db yet) but also included an invoice with the information about not including this invoive, the note that this is a SECRET Santa from BGG, the name of the game and the full adress of the nice guy, who was my Secret Santa.



I got Magister Navis - Yes great!

But the surprise was gone, I got all the information that my Secret-Santa wants to stay hidden. Well I'm not alone with this:
Another not so Secret Santa

Thanks to you SS, and shame on Spieleoffensive.de

Dear secret Santa,

dear
Jakub Niedźwiedź
Poland
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again a great thank you, the game still was a nice surprise for my and it was still gift-wrapped till christmas-eve. The game will posible be at the table on 29.Dec


I hope you have/had a great Christmas and a that you will have a great 2011


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1096. Board Game: GOSU [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:950]
M C
Canada
Lethbridge
Alberta
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I opened my presents today and got Gosu and Two by Two. Thanks Santa!
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1097. Board Game: Carson City [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:230]
 
Svetlana
Russia
Moscow
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In the confusion and the aftermath you are my signal fire. Hold me close, 'cause I need you to guide me to safety. The only resolution and the only joy is the faint spark of forgiveness in your eyes, I don't want to wait forever...
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Parcel from Secret Santa arrived 24th of December.





Thank you very much, Kris!

Kris Putnam
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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1098. Board Game: Jump Gate [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:4038]
Tommy Dean
Australia
Earlwood
New South Wales
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An awesome surprise from Secret Santa! I love it when Santa goes "off list" and totally scores!

Also in the box was Forbidden Island! Can a family have more fun sinking to their doom?!? We haven't so far!

Merry Christmas Secret Santa...we had, and will keep having great fun thanks to you!

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1099. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:63]
Canada
Calgary
AB
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Christmas morning and I have two gifts from my BGG Secret Santa. First, a game that I have been wanting for a long time: Ticket to Ride: Europe. And also a bonus, another game that I have been wanting: Race for the Galaxy.



I must have been especially good this year!? Thank you BGGSS!
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1100. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
Dirsch
Canada
Ottawa
ON
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I received Santa's gifts on Sunday, Dec. 12th 2010! I was ecstatically happy knowing Santa didn't forget me, even though he is the silent type! (The ultimate taunt!)

I've taken some photos and added some captions;



My presents/treasure have arrived!!!



But CONAN protects and prevents me from opening until Christmas Day!



However, someone is quite cruel and taunting me with this Zman logo on the side of the box! Oh WHAT could it be!?!

So I waited till Christmas and had a Fantastic:!: first Secret Santa!

Santa sent me Agricola which I never played till today! Me and the wife probably played 5 games already! I even received animeeples!



Santa ALSO sent me;

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game

TOTALLY blown away by my gifts! Secret Santa, you're the best!!!



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