For anyone who may remember (or even care lol), when I won the most recent giveaway, I mentioned being involved in a few Secret Santas this year. I used part of my winnings @philryuh sent me on a game for my target in the Board Game Barrage Podcast "Ghost Turkey." From what I understand, this was set up as a Secret Santa, but the community got overly excited and started sending out gifts so far in advance of the holiday season that games arrived to their targets between Halloween and Thanksgiving (hence the Ghost Turkey name). That trend seems to have continued this year as I just received my games from my sender. As was my experience in the BGG Secret Santa last year, my sender was more than generous and sent me not one, not two, but three games! (Now where am I going to put them?) I've included a picture, but just as a quick recap of what I got..
#Air, Land, & Sea - I was highly interested in this for the longest time. Right up until I picked up #Mandala I think. There's only so many 2 player only games I think we can have before they start to feel pretty similar. I'm still pretty excited to try this out as I've only heard great things!
#For Sale - Ironically was thinking about getting this in the recent KS. It's one I've played pretty heavily but only on Board Game Arena. I think this will be a huge hit for our families and even something I can introduce to my non-gaming friends.
#Biblios - The favorite of Mark, one of the hosts of the pod. I've been interested in this ever since he mentioned it (he does so often it was like the first episode I listened to lol). I actually had a chance to play when a guy in my group brought it to our meetup. Thinking this will be the first one I try to play of the three.
Has anyone participated in any board gaming based Secret Santas? I know there are a few others that I've considered to join, the "Secret One" in particular, but ultimately passed as I don't feel like I have a ton of solo games that interest me.