2011 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
Gary C
United States
San Antonio
Texas
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
708 
 Thumb up
8.38
 tip
 Hide
EDIT:
Jason Clague
New Zealand
Hamilton
Waikato
flag msg tools
I can see my house from here!
mbmbmbmbmb
Just added a new Secret Santa Poll . Head over to [geekurl=http://boardgamegeek.com/article/7924278#7924278]Week 2 Secret Santa Poll[/geekurl] to see how everyone is faring thus far in this year's event. And of course, add your votes!

ALRIGHT! It is time once again for the annual Secret Santa List, this time the 2011 Edition. 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.

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.

Last year there were 1,437 unique entries spread over 58 pages. I'm curious to see how huge it grows this year. As a tip - if you go looking through the previous years' lists, please be mindful of which year you are actually posting your gift to. There have been multiple occasions of people posting a gift from the current year on the previous year's list. That would likely diminish the chances of your Secret Santa getting around to seeing it...

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:

"2010 List"

"2009 List"

"2008 List"

"2007 List"

"2006 List"



In addition,
Simon Hunt
United States
Roseville
California
flag msg tools
designer
mb
does a superb job using the data from this list to create his great statistical look at the hottest gifts of the season. This year's version of his list is located at:

Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2011


Last year: Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2010

Want some for your stocking? Simon also runs a Secret Santa Sweepstakes which is located at:

This year: 2011 Secret Santa Sweepstakes

Last year: 2010 Secret Santa Sweepstakes


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!
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: SS2011 [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
[1]  Prev «  49 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53  Next »  [71] | 
1251. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:168]
Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Oh yes! Didn't get the chance to open mine early, it arrived Christmas Eve. Just made it to the post office to pick it up Saturday morning.

Two games from my generous Secret Santa, but no mysterious message or taunts. I was pretty sure it wasn't actually going to get to me on time, so that was some nifty delivery tactics Santa.

First game is the awesome BBTM. Played it twice before, and really suprised how well it plays. Really happy to have this one.

But there was a second game too! Hooray! Glen More.

I really like Alea games, and again had played this a couple of times previously. Very easy to jump into. The mid size Alea games are great, and this was a surprise to get.

Thanks Secret Santa! This was the only present I got on Christmas morning that was an actual surprise (I bought The Goodies DVD box set and an iPod Dock station with my wife by my side), so that was nice.
44 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1252. Board Game: Nuns on the Run [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:902]
Gili kleinberger
Israel
Jerusalem
Select State
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thank you Dear Santa!!

You succeed to surprise me this year!!
You gave me something from everything.
Nuns on the run I wanted to play and I think my kids would love it!!


These other 2 games weren't on my wishlist but I love them so much!!
something for the supernatural:





and something for the mysterious murderer....whooooo


Santa, you rock!!
Thanks again!!
45 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1253. Board Game: Battleship Galaxies: The Saturn Offensive Game Set [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1184]
Damon Williams
United States
Brooklyn
Michigan
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Earlier this week, Santa sent me a message to let me know that I was not, as a part of me had feared, forgotten this year. A package arrived Saturday morning, just as Santa told me it would, and this morning, I opened the package. To my delight, I discovered a copy of Battleship Galaxies! Spaceships are totally awesome! Thanks Santa! And Merry Christmas to all!
41 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1254. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:297]
Iain
England
Elegantly Wasted
flag msg tools
Alumini of Dogwarts University - Double First : Engineering for Dogs
mbmbmbmbmb
Just opened my present from Secret Santa and WOW I'm very pleased with what I've been given

Thank you Santa. you couldn't have got anything better thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

Merry Christmas to Santa

buffmeister
44 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1255. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:331]
Matt Kruczek
United Kingdom
Colchester
Essex
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I actually squealed with delight when I opened the present and found this inside.

Many thanks Santa!
40 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1256. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:23]
Thomas Blackwell
United States
Middletown
Delaware
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Wow! so that was what was in that heavy box!

Santa really came through this year.

But Santa wasn't done. 2 boxes were received this year. The other contained
Manoeuvre
Citadels
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
Warriors
Ninja Versus Ninja
Coda
Kensington
Suzerain
Pieces of Eight x2
Family Business

I must have been very good this year! It was my 1st Secret Santa, and I fear I wasn't so epicly awesome for my target, but I will be doing it next year as well, and I hope I can make someone as happy as my Santa made me. Thank you!
46 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1257. Board Game: Star Trek: Expeditions [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1459]
João Menezes
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
I got a big brown box delivered in the mail on this tuesday. I knew right away it was from Santa, but since it was so close to Christmas I decided tuck in under the christmas tree.

Santa had also previously sent a nice Christmas card that gave away his location but not his identity. I'd like very much to thank my anonymous Santa from England and his super efficient helper elf:

Secret Santa
Canada
Quebec
flag msg tools
Ho ho ho, Jolly Santa here from the great white north wishing you a Merry Christmas
badge
Ho ho ho! It tickles when you poke me like that. Don't make me put you on the naughty list!
mbmbmbmbmb
Samuel Sol
Brazil
São Paulo
SP
flag msg tools
admin
All engines full to awesome land!
badge
*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?
mbmbmbmbmb


These two make a great team!

And now, for the unboxing (with pictures):


Star Trek Expeditions! Awesome! It was on my whislist from it's release day!


Thanks Santa. Merry Christmas and Live long and prosper.


Thank you also to everybody on the secret santa, and every posting on this list. You've certainly made my christmas more fun and merry.
Happy Hollidays all!
43 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1258. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:553] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
J Chav
United States
Murray
Utah
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I was happy to see my gift arrive Dec 24th. My Santa informed me it would cut it close!

Santa wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that you're on my 'Nice' list this year! Good job!

Your package is on it's way, though I'm not sure it will make it by xmas - it will be close. There's even a little something in there for your wife (sorry I spilled some coffee on your file and can't make out her name).

I'll keep an eye on your profile just in case you leave me some milk and cookies.


Merry Christmas!


I was most interested in what my wife would be getting. How would Santa know? My wife instantly assumed it would be chocolate.

Opened the package and found this note;



Here are the presents under the tree;



The size of mine look awfully familiar!



So I let my wife open hers first;



Wow! Can you believe it???





A CUSTOM HIVE GAME!!! Hive





How did Santa know???

I'm guessing it was this post;

Fourty-Eight Hours Later

And what are these two other pieces? A worm and a dragon fly? Hrmm...

As for my gift I was correct; Wings of War: Famous Aces & Wings of War: Watch Your Back!



Thank You Sooooo Much Secret Santa from Flordia!!!

Talk about a great place to have a winter home.
48 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1259. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:644] [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
Ken Haggard
United States
New Whiteland
Indiana
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Well my first surprise of Christmas morning was the gift from my Secret Santa.



Thank You Santa this has been on my radar since GenCon. Once I get my brothers modeling tools, assembly will commence.

Here is the pile of Christmas gaming goodness:



Not shown: Legend of Drizzt and Gears of War

So a big THANK YOU to: Santa, my wife and the kids.
43 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1260. Board Game: Catacombs [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:450]
Dany Majard
Czech Republic
Brno
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
This year Secret Santa sent 2 gifts !! Super stocked.
I guessed what was in the first one because of the noise it made, though it was wrapped. I discovered two days ago that I was correct !! It was
Catacombs
And then there was an envelope from "Superdairyboy"...what ?
When I opened it I was so surprized. It was some Looney pyramids. (Judging at the price sheet that came with it, you'd have done better buying IceDice from BGG instead of using Amazon santa -_^)

Anyhow, here is our Solstice loot :


Thank you Santa !!!
I was excited enough to play solo while the girls were going to bed.
40 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1261. Board Game: Catacombs [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:450]
KYEO
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
I had added this to my wishlist as I did not think I ould convince my wife that we buy it.
"But dear, it is kind of like PitchCar, which I know you hate, but with added fantasy." So having Santa sending me this was really great.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Oh, and the mini expansion Dark Passageways was also there, way to go Santa!
42 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1262. Board Game: Ikusa [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:476]
Alexandros Masmanidis
Greece
Kallithea
Athens
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Secret santa 2011 was a shocking experience to me by the time i realised, i had the luck to have a very very generous secret santa!

Any gift of the following two, would be more than enough, but NO!
My dear secret santa decided i was such a good boy during the year, that lasts it's final days as we speak, that sent them both! YOOHOO!

So here it is...

1. ninja


2. gulp


And the real thing at home...



This is what they looked like in their beautiful christmass wrapping. Left in the picture you can see the card my SS sent, with a handfull of wishes!



Secret Santa, there are no words to describe my gratitude. THANKS SO MUCH!


Last but not least, a big THANKS to one of my favourite sellers in the BGG community for the beautiful christmass wrappings and, as always, a very fast delivery of the gifts.

Yiannis Avramandis
Greece
Athens
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb


Apart from the joy of being a punctual giver and bringer of happiness, what else would anyone need to be a very very happy secret santa participant?
So, all the best to you and your families BGG community and let's try to have the best of the new year, until the next!

44 
 Thumb up
0.06
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1263. Board Game: Stronghold [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:300]
Brian Leet
United States
Montpelier
Vermont
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
Santa delivered a generously sized box with several wrapped packages within it in mid-December. With so much going on before Christmas I was able to keep discipline to not open the games until Christmas Day. Santa rewarded my patience by magically transforming the contents into some of my most wanted games!

In addition to Stronghold, Santa also sent me:


Campaign Manager 2008


Onirim


Anachronism (A version not yet in the database, so I'll get some Geekgold soon too).

and since he knows I play 4E as well,

Player's Handbook Power Cards: Ranger.

Thank you Santa and Merry Christmas!
43 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1264. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:94]
Daniel Leitl
United States
Park Falls
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
My fantastic Secret Santa kevintlee sent me first Alien Frontiers whicch would have been more than enough for anyone. Not content to stop there he also sent me

which looks like any intresting little game.

Still, he wasn't done. He also include a whole mess of very thoughtful little tresures including a homemade dice tower, several pieces to trick out Nexus Ops and Twilight Struggle including a homemade monolith, and a bunch of gems for rubium pieces. There is also so quite a few Jamaican coins of varying denominations that can be used for any number of games and finally a whole bunch of bags, canvas and plastic which will be very useful.

Again I want to thank Kevin for his very thoughtful and generous gifts and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous and Happy New Year.
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1265. Board Game: Dragon's Gold [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1172]
Ronny S. Mo
Japan
Iwamizawa-shi
Hokkaido
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
My most excellent (Stealthy) Secret Santa sent me a package from a UK (surprising given my experience with shipping costs from the UK) game store. It included Dragon's Gold, a game I've had my eye on for a while as it fills a terrible empty hole in my gaming collection. The tin was a giveaway when I was handling the package before the 24th, but I hadn't had a good look at the cover before, and my it is nice-looking. The delighted "Dragon!" from my kids was a nice squee moment.

There was a second, much more mysterious package included alongside the distinctive tin. At first I suspected it was an expansion of sorts, because of its odd shape and texture. Managing to save it for second last in the order of opening presents I was very, very delighted to see Glory to Rome, in its much hated, but glorious and amusing I.V. edition. Thank you Secret Santa!
40 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1266. Board Game: Felinia [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2117]
Joseph Sack
United States
Bellevue
Washington
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks, Santa! I've been wanting to try this one. I'll have to see if I can get it on the table next week!
38 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1267. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:174]
Vilppu Tuominen
Finland
Tampere
flag msg tools
mb
Super-special thanks to my Secret Santa for bringing me this awesome game!
43 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1268. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:176]
Kevin Ellingson
United States
Sacramento
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Although it arrived several weeks ago, it was wrapped, so I waited until Christmas morning to open it. Due to the message that Santa left on the gift card, I was fairly certain I knew what was inside the gift wrapping.

Thank you, Secret Santa.
42 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1269. Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:537]
Robin LeBon
Brazil
Porto Alegre
RS
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
absolutely astonishing
thank you very much, santa

40 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1270. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:478]
Jonathan N. "Spartan Spawn, Sworn, Raised for Warring!"
United States
Summerville
South Carolina
flag msg tools
designer
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
badge
"By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."
mbmbmbmbmb
One day shortly after our assignments were sent out, I was sent the following very funny message:
Quote:
Um, Hi There,
I received your account via the that Board Game Nerd site. Let me take a quick look here. Hmmf... Ok.

I'm not Santa, the real Santa is too busy. I'm Chuck. I do the boring stuff Santa doesn't want to be bothered with.

I gotta make this quick, I'm almost out of bourbon and I need to go pee.

To be completely honest, I'm not really sure what type of grown man likes to play kid's games (why not ask for a gun or a hunting bow, and go out and shoot something while pounding back some bourbon for God's sake? It's CHRISTMAS!) but orders are orders so lets get down to the brass tacks.


My time is far too valuable to waste it trying to figure out what the heck it is you like. Hmm...

Your name is Fred right? We'll just call you Fred.

Fred is a manly name. I'm certain that you'd enjoy a set of new poker cards and chips. And maybe some chewing tobacco! What man doesn't love a good game of poker? Not a man named Fred, NO SIR!


Be right back...


And I ordered you some crap off Ebay. It will arrive at your home in Florida shortly. Try not to open it until Christmas. Actually, if it starts to smell a little before you open it, just give it a good shake and set it outside. Might want to poke a breathing hole or two through the giftwrap.

Chuck

Tlr Merry Christmas Jonathan!



Well inside that package were 2 wrapped gifts! One of which was Ascending Empires and the other:


Soo happy and excited! Thanks a ton SS! Your messages were awesome! We played Ascending Empires last night (we do our Christmas stuff on the Eve, long story) and we loved it, heres some pics:



Thanks abunch 'Chuck'! Hope your Christmas was amazing and you got that extra bourbon!
52 
 Thumb up
1.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1271. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:334]
Shawn Isenhart
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I've been staring at these presents under the tree for an age, it feels like! But today I finally got to open them, and it was great! Not only did Santa get me Betrayal at the House on the Hill - a game I've been contemplating for some time, having played it and enjoyed it with a friend, he also got me
Give Me the Brain! - the new version from Steve Jackson Games to replace the old first edition copy we have that has become worn out with play!

Thank you, Santa! I really appreciate it - this has been an awesome Christmas!
43 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1272. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:8]
Andrew Wodzianski
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
flag msg tools
Painter - Player
mbmbmbmbmb
Secret Santa,
Well well Saint Nick. You sure surprised me!!! Elder Signs will be the perfect complement to my library of FFG Arkham / Mansions material. I expect to be rolling dice within the half hour. Mage Knight on the other hand - holy crap. After reading Michael Barnes' review of this beast, I must say I'M EXCITED! This monster is gonna be a time investment and I'm ready! I don't have to report back to work until 1/4. Sure, I could spend my time productively in the studio - but I'm gonna be learning this game instead! I'm finishing up 2011 in full gamer mode! WOOT WOOT WOOT! I'm a grown man who likes board games! WOOT WOOT WOOT! I type "WOOT!" 36 going on 10! WOOT WOOT WOOT! Where are those dice!?!? More coffee! COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!
49 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1273. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:174]
Cool User
United States
Michigan
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Dear Santa, you really outdid yourself this year. You are truly a generous soul!

I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the wrapped boxes because you are much better with gift paper than I am!

In addition to Survive, I also got:

Survive: Escape from Atlantis! 5-6 Player Mini Expansion


Wasabi!


Yggdrasil


and

Pick Picknic


Update: After receiving another message from Santa instructing me to check the box, and after dumping out 3,286 pink foam peanuts, I find that I am also in possession of:

Survive: Escape from Atlantis! The Giant Squid Mini Expansion


wowwowwowwow
52 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1274. Board Game: BANG! Wild West Show [Average Rating:6.76 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.76 Unranked]
There are some who call me... Tim?
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Dear Secret Santa,

Even though we're about to head off to our church's Christmas Service, I really wanted to post this to show how THANKFUL I am!

I received your small package a couple of weeks ago and resisted opening it until last night. The Bang! Expansion was totally unexpected (I had lots of trouble guessing what it was because you had collapsed the box for transport!) It has been a while since we've played Bang! this would be a great excuse to try out new characters!

The other box was also a huge surprise! Fzzzt! was a game that I had been eyeing for a very long time - so THANKS! Our group loves playing these clever little card games!



THEN, a LARGER package arrived this past weekend from germangames.com - they now use their own custom boxes with "Gotta Game" printed in big letters on the side! I waited until this morning to open it - and boy am I glad I waited!! The biggest surprise of them all: two of my most wanted games:

The Resistance was a game that I had wanted since Saboteur was a huge hit with our game group! We always get larger groups who always want to play together, so I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for more strategic 6+ group games! THANKS!



Then: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) - this was DEFINITELY #1 on my want list. I'd been wanting this since the first edition came out, then went out of print, then skyrocketed in price. I've tried to trade for it unsuccessfully, and also bid crazy amounts in multiple auctions! When I put this on my wishlist back in November, I didn't think it would even be out in time for Christmas!



So in all, on be half of my family and my game group - THANK YOU Secret Santa - May You and Yours have a happy, peaceful, merry, and blessed Christmas!

Tim
49 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1275. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:78]
Chris Rudram
Canada
Victoria
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks Santa!
44 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
[1]  Prev «  49 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53  Next »  [71] | 
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
[1]  Prev «  49 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53  Next »  [71] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.