Check out my Secret Elephant Haul! (At Least So Far)

Came home from work to find out I got a special, in person delivery of a gift bag chock full of surprises from my Heavy Cardboard Secret Elephant! I've been so excited I had to share! Some of these games, I admittedly don't know, but at first glance I think my Secret Elephant did very well in their selections.

In case anyone can't see everything, I got:

#Hadara
#Mariposas
#Cryptid
#Brikks
#Illusion
#Sagrada
#Sagrada: 5-6 Player Expansion
#Sagrada: Passion
#Roland Wright: The Dice Game
2 packs of playing cards (Elf and Star Wars Themed)
Godiva chocolates
Santa magnets..
Yeah Bitch!! Magnets!! - GIF on Imgur

We've already played #Sagrada (which I lost handily lol) and my elephant says if I play my cards right (wonder which pack I should choose for this? lol) I'll get even more goodies?! I am absolutely blown away by the generosity of the board gaming community as a whole!

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8 days ago

That is an exciting haul!  Geez, I would feel like a pathetic elephant if I got that much cheese.  I concur with on his questions but see that this isn't normal.  You must have landed a heavy elephant!  Poacher 

8 days ago

It certainly is a lot of ivory!

8 days ago

Haven't played #Sagrada yet. Really like #Illusion. Such a fun, light, clever game!

Supporter8 days ago

Wow, that is quite the haul. And, it was in person?? That's cool, and it helped save the other individual some shipping costs. I also, along with  , would have expected heavier games.... But it looks good anyways. 

 

8 days ago

In person yeah! I'm unsure if the person were my Santa..err elephant lol..or just someone they happened to know who lives in my area. Either way good on them for saving on shipping!

8 days ago

Oh wow I didn't even catch that! That would make it easier to give a giant haul since shipping isn't necessary. Awesome!

8 days ago

Absolutely! Now to find out if the person who dropped it off wants someone to game with haha

8 days ago

Hahaha even better!

Supporter9 days ago

Holy smokes! That's insane. 

I was under the impression that you would get heavier games from the Heavy Cardboard thing. No?

8 days ago

Yeah me too. I actually had separated my wishlist into sections of games specifically for that reason. Though it's not exactly heavy, Hadara was listed under the section for the Heavy Cardboard exchange.

That being said, this particular elephant did hint that his gift giving may not be complete. I would be perfectly fine if it were haha

Supporter8 days ago

Well well we'll, keep us posted. 

8 days ago

I will!

Supporter8 days ago

Wow. If you get more from this person that is totally insane. 

8 days ago

Yeah agreed. I thought I did a good job sending extra games to my targets but this is just crazy already lol 

9 days ago

Holy crap! Is that a typical haul for one of these?? That looks awesome! #Cryptid is one I'd especially like to try.

9 days ago

Short answer - no lol.

Longer answer - it depends. They have minimum spends. Some people are waaay more generous than others. This person appears to be one of those. I will say for whatever it's worth that#Sagrada, the expansions for it, and#Illusion are the only games in shrink (unless you count the playing cards lol). The rest are used though they all appear to be barely played if at all. 

I actually was a little more generous this year than I was last year because I had extra money from my giveaway wins. I was going to make a post about what I got my various Secret Santa targets. Could still if anyone's interested.

8 days ago

I am definitely interested in hearing about what you got people!!

8 days ago

Okay! I'll make a post a little later :)

9 days ago

I see! Sounds like they added in some games they're finished with. That is so much fun! One day I'd like to be able to participate in one of these!

New User9 days ago

What a haul! I hope you enjoy them all! I'm personally chuckling at the Elf playing cards because... that's just goofy. I guess Elf is a Christmas classic now.

Besides #Sagrada, which one are you most excited for next?

Also... MAGNETS!

9 days ago

Thanks! I'm most excited to try#Hadara I think. It's been on my wishlist for quite awhile. Outside of that,#Sagrada, and#Mariposas, I hadn't heard of the others so I just looked them all up :)

Based on my limited research, I also want to try#Cryptid with my parents when we go over for Thanksgiving

New User8 days ago

Definitely heard of #Sagrada through recommendations, and I have a personal interest in #Mariposas... But the first time I've ever seen #Hadara is from your post haha. I've seen a few mentions of #Cryptid here and there.

It's awesome your secret santa got you something that you've been wanting for a while! Looks like you'll be plenty occupied for a while (:

8 days ago

Sagrada was great last night even though I lost LOL. I'm actually glad to get the 5-6 player expansion with it as we can share it with our families. We usually have 6 of us when we play with them so it's perfect!

We love Wingspan so we had to check out and play Mariposas when we saw it at a board game cafe in Philly. I will admit I'm not the most excited about that one because we only found it to be okay but maybe our expectations were just too high.

And yes we will definitely have a lot to play for a bit. Now just need to figure out where to store them haha

6 days ago

Congrats!  Looks like a lot of fun times in your future!

6 days ago

Thanks! Hoping to get some plays in over Thanksgiving