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Some Holiday Cheer!


*** Sweepstakes now CLOSED for entries ***

The Secret Santa Event gets bigger every year! This year we have over 2100 participants. And if past years are anything to go by, some folks may receive more than one game from their Santa. This would suggest that several thousand games will be given out this year.

I thought it would be fun to hold another sweepstake this year, (see last year's), based on the results of The Most Popular Secret Santa Games (2011) geeklist.

** Winners Announced Below **



The Rules

Your participation in this sweepstake is free
To enter, scan through the games in this list, looking for the one gift you think will be the most popular this year...
____ if you find it, thumb the entry and add a comment
____ if you don't find it, add the item to this list

You must submit your entry no later than 11:59pm (BGG Time) Friday December 9th, 2011**
Only one entry per user

Geekgold tips are not required, but all additions to the prize money pot will be welcomed

**Any entry with a date of December 10th or later will be ignored


The Winners
After the January 14th, 2012 update of the "Most Popular Secret Santa Games" geeklist, the entries matching the top three games in that list will share the geekgold pot for Win (1st), Place (2nd), and Show (3rd), dividing the pot 60%/30%/10% respectively.

The Prize Money will be 100 GG from me, plus the contents of the tip jar from this geeklist.

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To try and make this clearer...

You will win some geekgold in this sweepstake if:

You added the geeklist-item (to this list) that matches one of the top three items as reported in the "Most Popular Secret Santa Games" geeklist on January 14th, or

You commented on the geeklist-item (in this list) that matches one of the top three items as reported in the "Most Popular Secret Santa Games" geeklist on January 14th


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Winners Announced

At the end of 1/14/2012, the most popular games recorded as BGG Secret Santa gifts were:

1st Place : 7 Wonders (gifted 47 times)


2nd Place : A Few Acres of Snow (gifted 45 times)


3rd Place : The Resistance (gifted 41 times)


There was 161.00 in the tip jar, making a total pot of 261.00 for prize fund:

60% = 156.60
30% = 78.30
10% = 26.10

156.60 split 61 ways (for those who guessed 7 Wonders) comes to 2.57 each.

78.30 split 23 ways (for those who guessed A Few Acres of Snow) comes to 3.40 each.

26.10 split 9 ways (for those who guessed The Resistance) comes to 2.90 each.

Entries have been re-ordered to match popularity.

All the winners have been tipped their winnings.

Thanks for playing!

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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:19]
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My guess is that there are still lots of geeks our there that don't own this great game yet and really hope Santa will gift them this game.
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2. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:141]
Melissa F
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This seems to be at the top of several wish lists and it is a Finalist for the BGG Golden Geek Game of the Year!
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3. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:85]
Jason Lott
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My experience these past couple years is that Secret Santas love stocking stuffers - an inexpensive item to throw in with a larger one.

So I'm going to say this game, which is really growing in popularity and has a low price tag.
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4. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:296]
Dave Callahan
United States
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So many good games this year, but I'll throw my hat in the ring with Eminent Domain!
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5. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Leaders [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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This'll be up there.
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6. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:451]
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Dicey Hotness?
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7. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:328]
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
Iceland
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Just because I love the Discworld books, and this game might also be a good one, so I'll place my bet here.
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8. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:374]
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this is my nominee
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9. Board Game: Dominion: Hinterlands [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
Kenny VenOsdel
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I think this will be a popular one. It's on my wishlist for sure.
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10. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:217]
Joel Hills
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I think this one will be very popular.
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11. Board Game: Batt'l Kha'os [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2117]
Melissa F
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As a gift with purchase, this seems to be added in to a lot this year!
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12. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:138]
Thomas H
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i think this game has good chances of being among the top presents!
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13. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:165]
Avri Klemer
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Deck Building? Check.
FFG goodness? Check.
Warhammer universe? Check.

Oh, I think so . . .
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14. Board Game: Panic Station [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:1888]
Kyle W.
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Brand new game that's been getting a lot of attention lately, and the relatively low price will make it highly likely to be combined with others in multi-game gifts.
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15. Board Game: Dixit Odyssey [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:104] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
Ricardo Souza
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For me this will be the favorite this year.
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16. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:25]
Ingo Keiner
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So, this isn't already in here?
But, it has to!
Now. It. Is.
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17. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:277] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Brenda Rose
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I know that this is a must have for a lot of gamers. I know that I wouldn't mind a copy myself. I guess I can always hope that amazon or someone else will bring back the price of $39.00 again.
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18. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:332]
Will Cooper
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Given the popularity of Dominion and all its expansions I'll go with this one. I'm not interested in it but there may be enough other folks out there who are to give it the win.
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19. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:71]
Eliška Pospíšilová
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I vote for this one, its popularity increases very quickly.
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20. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:234]
Maxim Steshenko
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Why not? Fancy cooperative game.
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21. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:175]
Daniel Wolve
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I would say either this or a Few Acres of Snow (unfortunately the latter already taken)
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22. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:190]
Lee Ho-Moon
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23. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Brian
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I'll bet on Small World to show.
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24. Board Game: Star Trek: Fleet Captains [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:221]
Merran Furness
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Yes expensive, but much wanted methinks
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25. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:174]
Jonathan Er
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compared to the rest on this list, this (the reprint) is considered an "old" game. but i think its lots of fun and would make a great gift. just not sure if its on alot of people's wishlist.

great gateway game too !
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