The Most Popular Secret Santa Games (2010)
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The BGG Secret Santa phenomenon has, once again, descended upon us!

As ever, I find it interesting to tally the Secret Santa Gifts reported in this geeklist to see what the top choices are this year. This list shows all the games explicitly mentioned in geeklist entries (not comments) 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
2009
2008
2007
2006

See also The Most Popular Secret Santa Games Meta-list

HO! HO! HO!



Total number of identified games : 2,880
Number of unique games : 1,026

41x : 1 game
38x : 1 game
33x : 1 game
31x : 1 game
29x : 2 games
23x : 1 game
22x : 1 game
21x : 3 games
20x : 1 game
19x : 1 game
18x : 6 games
17x : 2 games
16x : 3 games
15x : 4 games
14x : 5 games
13x : 4 games
12x : 2 games
11x : 7 games
10x : 18 games
_9x : 8 games
_8x : 17 games
_7x : 17 games
_6x : 24 games
_5x : 31 games
_4x : 37 games
_3x : 62 games
_2x : 164 games
_1x : 608 games


The ratio of geeks who were able to resist opening their parcels to those who had to rip the wrapping off (as recorded on 12/24 evening):


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