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Title: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on October 26, 2017, 09:29:04 AM
In case you hadn't realised, Christmas day is now just 60 days away!

To mark this special milestone, I'm taking the opportunity to launch what I hope will be a successful Carcassonne Central initiative that can be repeated for years to come; our very own Secret Santa! :red-meeple: :white-meeple: :red-meeple: :white-meeple: :red-meeple:

The premise is very simple. Anybody who signs up to take part will:

a) send a Christmas present directly to someone else from CarcC
b) receive a Christmas present directly from someone else at CarcC

Present recipients will be drawn randomly for everyone (by me) so you won't necessarily know who your secret santa is. I would anticipate that presents will be Carcassonne/ boardgame related though, and it would be really nice if there was some kind of personal touch (perhaps something that you've made or painted yourself?) to make the gifts that are given truly unique and special, rather than just a sheet of 50/100 score tiles or a set of meeples. It's all about the giving after all, so please be prepared to give something that you yourself wouldn't be disappointed to receive! ^-^

Also, I'm quite looking forward to seeing some photos of CarcC member given Christmas presents sitting underneath Christmas trees around the world so the other rule is that nobody is allowed to open their present until Christmas day (unless there is a common sense reason why they should be allowed to).

Sound good? Any questions?

If you would like to be included and are willing and able to make a fellow CarcC member's Christmas by sending them a suitably awesome Carcassonne or boardgaming themed Christmas present then please sign up now!

I'm in! :(y) (please join me - otherwise I'll have to send myself a Christmas present and pretend I don't know who it's from)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on October 26, 2017, 09:31:04 AM
I'm in  :(y) of course!!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Jéré on October 26, 2017, 09:40:16 AM
I'm in! I did the Secret Santa on Boardgamegeek 2 times and it was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Willem on October 26, 2017, 09:46:19 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on October 26, 2017, 10:56:30 AM
I'm in.  Can I suggest that gift givers are randomly split into two groups (assuming there are enough).  That way Dan will not be able to determine who gave him his gift (similarly, the other person is in the other group).
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on October 26, 2017, 12:26:32 PM
I'm in my pressie is already in the planning stage, nah the bits have been sorted and in the making stage :)

I love Christmas making stuff.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: axelsson on October 26, 2017, 01:11:48 PM
I'm in! :(y)  I immediatly got an idea, let´s hope the receiver appreciates it.  >:D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on October 26, 2017, 01:16:10 PM
I'm in, too. :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on October 26, 2017, 10:19:13 PM
I am in too!  I have an idea. 

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Chooselife on October 27, 2017, 01:17:54 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on October 27, 2017, 10:08:26 AM
I'm inn too
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on October 27, 2017, 10:12:06 AM
Only one merit for your puns tonight aenima  ;D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on October 27, 2017, 06:04:38 PM
Only one merit for your puns tonight aenima  ;D

oooohhh c'mon! it's just an n!  ;D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on October 30, 2017, 03:51:47 PM
Good to see so much interest in this. Thanks everyone! :(y)

The door is going to close at the end of the week so that I can do the draw and PM everyone on Saturday. So still plenty of time to sign up if you're considering it but haven't done so yet! C:-)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on November 01, 2017, 03:35:19 AM
I'm In :(y) ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on November 01, 2017, 03:44:00 AM
I'm In :(y) ;)

Awesome. Welcome aboard!

So far we have 12 people:

- aenima
- axelsson
- Chooselife
- danisthirty
- Decar
- domergamer
- Jéré
- kettlefish
- Leven
- Mr Meeple
- Rosco
- sinscerly
- Squiffything
- TheSteveAllen
- What If?
- Willem

There's still time if anyone else wishes to join us! But please make sure you respond here before the end of Friday...
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: kettlefish on November 01, 2017, 11:12:39 AM
I am in, too.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Mr Meeple on November 01, 2017, 02:25:53 PM
Im in too  :red-meeple: Great idea  :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on November 01, 2017, 03:51:17 PM
I am in, too.

Im in too  :red-meeple: Great idea  :(y)

Great to have you both on board! I've updated the list and we're up to 14 people now! :) :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: domergamer on November 02, 2017, 02:07:56 PM
I'd love to join too! 
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: What If? on November 03, 2017, 05:11:18 PM
I am in too!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on November 03, 2017, 05:14:00 PM
I'd love to join too!

Welcome aboard! :) :(y)

I am in too!

You cut that very fine indeed! Welcome! ;)

OK, this is now closed with 16 of us taking part!

I will draw secret santas for everyone and let everyone know who they are being santa for once I have postal addresses for everyone, so please send me your postal address via PM even if I already have it. Thanks C:-)

In the meantime, there's no time like the present to get to work designing, making, painting or whatever else you have planned for your gift idea. Christmas suddenly feels much closer! Good luck everyone, you will be hearing from me soon!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on November 08, 2017, 04:01:52 AM
Yo dudes.

Sorry for the delay! I've just done the randomised drawing of the Secret Santa recipients and will communicate who everyone will be sending to individually via PM soon...

If you haven't provided me with your address and aren't What If? then I have attempted to use the most recent address I have for you from my records but would appreciate it if you could verify this (aenima, Chooselife and Rosco). If you haven't provided me with your address and ARE What If? (i.e. What If?) then please let me know ASAP so I can pass it on to your secret santa! Otherwise your secret santa sender won't send you a secret santa... :(

Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on November 08, 2017, 08:42:05 AM
PMs have now been sent to all but one special person (please don't identify yourself!) while I wait for a response from What If? with his postal address. This PM will be sent out when I have the address to include in it...

Any further questions, please respond to your PM! :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on November 08, 2017, 08:46:07 AM
Ohh it's getting started :D :(y) :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on November 08, 2017, 08:59:07 AM
 :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on November 08, 2017, 11:20:51 AM
Woohoo I've got my message :) IF and it's a big if I send it early I don't want anyone peeking!. :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: axelsson on November 09, 2017, 09:19:15 AM
Guess I should get started with some gift-wrapping...   ;D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 01, 2017, 05:00:15 AM
BUMP!

Just a little reminder as we're into December now and the postman tends to get quite busy at this time of year. To be on the safe side, I'm going to suggest that your gift probably needs to be complete and ready to post within 2 weeks of Christmas day, especially if you're sending it overseas.

If yours is all ready already and you're ready to send it then do so...

And remember, no opening anything until Christmas morning! That's the rule! C:-)

EDIT: This link lists the deadlines for international postage from the UK: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/christmas/last-posting-dates . I'd guess other countries will have similar which may or may not be in line with these.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 01, 2017, 05:03:19 AM
For the UK contingent:

Latest Final Posting Dates  - https://www.royalmail.com/greetings
Beat the festive rush and get all your letters and parcels in the post on time.

Wednesday 20 December   - 2nd Class, Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Thursday 21 December      - 1st Class, Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
Thursday 21 December       - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 22 December -       Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®

Not Long!!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: txema25 on December 01, 2017, 05:03:56 AM
me, too
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 01, 2017, 07:05:44 AM
I'm sorry txema25, you missed the deadline, which was a few weeks ago in Dan's post:  http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3598.msg53612#msg53612

Unless Dan has some magic up his sleeve, you might have to wait for next year    :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on December 04, 2017, 05:12:14 AM
And remember, no opening anything until Christmas morning...

...or Christmas eve. You know, customs differ.  ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: txema25 on December 04, 2017, 05:17:40 AM
I'm sorry txema25, you missed the deadline, which was a few weeks ago in Dan's post:  http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3598.msg53612#msg53612

Unless Dan has some magic up his sleeve, you might have to wait for next year    :'( :'( :'(

don`t worry about it.  thanks
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 13, 2017, 03:15:25 PM
And remember, no opening anything until Christmas morning...

...or Christmas eve. You know, customs differ.  ;)

Indeed. As required :)

Christmas is now less than 2 weeks away so I'm hoping everyone has either sent or is close to being able to send their Secret Santa presents? So... 2 requests:

1) please PM me once you have sent or if you have already sent your gift (don't post anything publicly as it may give away who you sent it to!)
2) please post here when your Secret Santa gift arrives

This is purely so that I can track that everything is going to plan and make sure (to the best of my abilities [which isn't very far admittedly]) that we all have something to open on Christmas Day (or Eve if you're Leven).
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 13, 2017, 03:40:51 PM
Well I got my present, well I cannot even remember when it came here.  ::)
It's quite long already here under the tree
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 14, 2017, 11:50:25 PM
Parcel has arrived, I know I mustn't open it until Christmas :(

How many more sleeps?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Chooselife on December 15, 2017, 02:31:04 AM
I hope mine arrives as close as possible to Christmas Eve.
My Christmas Gifts snooping reputation and technics are legendary.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 15, 2017, 03:54:20 AM
I know what you mean CL, my misses has to have deliveries sent to her office so that I can't find them before she gets a chance to wrap them
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 15, 2017, 04:15:15 AM
How many more sleeps?
10 left :'(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 15, 2017, 05:45:30 AM
I've put this list together so we can track who has RECEIVED their Secret Santa gift: C:-)

Please let me know when your gift arrives and I will tick you off the list with a thumbs up! I know that there are at least 3 or 4 gifts that are on the way at the moment so I'm hoping to see this updated soon when the packages arrive.

Dan :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: axelsson on December 15, 2017, 08:20:10 AM
I´ve received mine, and I promise it´s still intact! But it won´t stay that way until the Eve, because I´m naughty  >:D (Seriously, I´ll have to open it a little advance as I´m going to a place for the holidays where I don´t want to get along anything else than the necessities, like Carcassonne für 2...)  :red-meeple:
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 15, 2017, 12:48:32 PM
I´ve received mine, and I promise it´s still intact! But it won´t stay that way until the Eve, because I´m naughty  >:D (Seriously, I´ll have to open it a little advance as I´m going to a place for the holidays where I don´t want to get along anything else than the necessities, like Carcassonne für 2...)  :red-meeple:

Thanks axelsson - I've updated the list.

Anyone else got theirs yet?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 18, 2017, 05:37:51 AM
Does anyone have any new arrivals to report?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 19, 2017, 07:10:19 AM
Dan, I have received a present but, it would appear, you have managed to somehow mix up the addresses.

I have received a parcel for someone called OldSteveAllen at my address. Obviously this can't be for me, owing to my youthful good looks and boyish charm!

Could you therefore PM me with this person's address so that I can forward it on to them before Christmas?

 :)) >:D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 19, 2017, 07:18:31 AM
Dan, I have received a present but, it would appear, you have managed to somehow mix up the addresses.

There's a slim chance I put that on the address label owing to an unfortunate time travelling mishap where I saw a photo of you from 200 years in the future and mistakenly mistook you for someone who looked like they might be headings towards (at some point in the distant future) getting on (a bit).
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 19, 2017, 07:45:08 AM
Dan, I have received a present but, it would appear, you have managed to somehow mix up the addresses.

There's a slim chance I put that on the address label owing to an unfortunate time travelling mishap where I saw a photo of you from 200 years in the future and mistakenly mistook you for someone who looked like they might be headings towards (at some point in the distant future) getting on (a bit).

Ah, that's ok then. I knew that there would be a simple, logical explanation for it.  ::)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 19, 2017, 08:08:12 AM
You managed to save yourself out of that situation with this explanation, Dan. The(old?)SteveAllen buys it.

Luckily, I'm just thinking this out loud instead of posting this in this thread.  :o

Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 19, 2017, 08:26:02 AM
You managed to save yourself out of that situation with this explanation, Dan. The(old?)SteveAllen buys it.

Luckily, I'm just thinking this out loud instead of posting this in this thread.  :o

Thomas, I do hope that you are not inferring that my good friend Mr Isthirty is being in any way economical with the truth on this. If he says that he was time travelling, then I believe that he was time travelling. I have heard that it is a popular pastime in the Reading area.  :))
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 19, 2017, 08:32:24 AM
You managed to save yourself out of that situation with this explanation, Dan. The(old?)SteveAllen buys it.

Luckily, I'm just thinking this out loud instead of posting this in this thread.  :o

Thomas, I do hope that you are not inferring that my good friend Mr Isthirty is being in any way economical with the truth on this. If he says that he was time travelling, then I believe that he was time travelling. I have heard that it is a popular pastime in the Reading area.  :))

That's not what I said at all! I said reading was a popular pastime in the Time Travelling area!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 19, 2017, 08:37:36 AM
You managed to save yourself out of that situation with this explanation, Dan. The(old?)SteveAllen buys it.

Luckily, I'm just thinking this out loud instead of posting this in this thread.  :o

Thomas, I do hope that you are not inferring that my good friend Mr Isthirty is being in any way economical with the truth on this. If he says that he was time travelling, then I believe that he was time travelling. I have heard that it is a popular pastime in the Reading area.  :))

Haha, young man Steve,

I wouldn't dare.  I might be inferring that Mr Isthirtyseven (nice age btw, I'm planning on choosing that one next year myself) has a large imagination but I wouldn't dare to go further than that.
I have a World Cup Game planned against Dan this evening, I hope he doesn't use his TimeTravelling skills then... (maybe that's why I keep on loosing against him!)  ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 19, 2017, 08:39:29 AM

That's not what I said at all! I said reading was a popular pastime in the Time Travelling area!

I blame you for sending me that ridiculous book "1000 popular mondegreens for Haiku enthusiasts" for Christmas last year Dan. I knew that nothing good would come of it.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 19, 2017, 08:43:17 AM

Haha, young man Steve,

I wouldn't dare.  I might be inferring that Mr Isthirtyseven (nice age btw, I'm planning on choosing that one next year myself) has a large imagination but I wouldn't dare to go further than that.
I have a World Cup Game planned against Dan this evening, I hope he doesn't use his TimeTravelling skills then... (maybe that's why I keep on loosing against him!)  ;)

Don't worry about your World Cup Game too much as Dan reliably informs me that, after time travelling, he has seen that he is going to come 4th in it again.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 19, 2017, 08:48:33 AM

Haha, young man Steve,

I wouldn't dare.  I might be inferring that Mr Isthirtyseven (nice age btw, I'm planning on choosing that one next year myself) has a large imagination but I wouldn't dare to go further than that.
I have a World Cup Game planned against Dan this evening, I hope he doesn't use his TimeTravelling skills then... (maybe that's why I keep on loosing against him!)  ;)

Don't worry about your World Cup Game too much as Dan reliably informs me that, after time travelling, he has seen that he is going to come 4th in it again.


Hmmmm, last time i tried to win from him by claiming the blue meeple but that didn't work either so I might consider a rapid course "time travelling" myself... (I always thought those brits come one hour behind the belgians...not ahead of them)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: kettlefish on December 20, 2017, 09:06:24 AM
I´ve received mine today. Thank you for the Secret Santa gift.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 20, 2017, 09:25:10 AM
I´ve received mine today. Thank you for the Secret Santa gift.

Woohoo! Does anyone else have anything to report?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Chooselife on December 20, 2017, 09:29:18 AM
No!  >:( :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 20, 2017, 10:35:46 AM
No!  >:( :-\ :'(

Awhh Santa Will come, maybe by  :@
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Willem on December 20, 2017, 10:36:08 AM
Nothing yet  :'(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 20, 2017, 10:37:59 AM
Nothing for me either

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 20, 2017, 10:54:01 AM
Hmm. Still a couple of days left before Christmas, keep your fingers crossed!

In the meantime, can everyone confirm that they've definitely been good?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 20, 2017, 11:07:56 AM
Yes I've been good, no peeking just a rattle and a bit of a squeeze but no idea what it might be :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Willem on December 20, 2017, 11:38:15 AM
I can definitely confirm that I believe I have been good this year!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 20, 2017, 01:48:10 PM
Well I have been good ;D
And the present I got is far away from me so it's not that hard to not open it.
Do we post a picture of something of it?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on December 21, 2017, 02:40:36 AM
mine is here! :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 21, 2017, 02:57:41 AM
mine is here! :)

Superb duperb.

Anyone else?

I've put this list together so we can track who has RECEIVED their Secret Santa gift: C:-)
  • aenima :(y)
  • axelsson :(y)
  • Chooselife
  • danisthirty
  • Decar
  • domergamer
  • Jéré
  • kettlefish :(y)
  • Leven
  • Mr Meeple
  • Rosco
  • sinscerly :(y)
  • Squiffything :(y)
  • OldSteveAllen :(y)
  • What If
  • Willem

6 of 16 with just 2 days of post left before Christmas... :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Jéré on December 21, 2017, 03:25:13 AM
I climbed the crow's nest to have a better view but nothing in sight...
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 21, 2017, 03:35:46 AM
I've just realised something...

Dan haven't you got yours yet?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 21, 2017, 03:40:43 AM
I climbed the crow's nest to have a better view but nothing in sight...

:(n)

I've just realised something...

Dan haven't you got yours yet?

Nope. :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 21, 2017, 03:43:55 AM
Well if they don't arrive in the next couple of days then we can't have a Carcassonne Central Spanish Christmas.  Presents from the secret wise men on the 6th Jan!

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 21, 2017, 04:15:01 AM
I would just like to point out to everyone, and this is totally not in the spirit of the season nor does it offer goodwill to all men (and ladies), but I do not want to hear any silly, half baked, ideas about holding off the pressie opening until everybody has received theirs.......

It's driving me scatty already, seeing it there under the tree, taunting me, every morning noon and night.

I couldn't wait any longer than Christmas day.

;)  :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 21, 2017, 04:19:06 AM
I would just like to point out to everyone, ... I do ... want to ... holding off the pressie opening until everybody has received theirs.......

Great idea squiffything! :) :(y)

I agree that nobody should open their Christmas present until everyone has got theirs. Thanks for suggesting this. C:-)

PS - I'm probably only joking about this and won't suggest that anyone apart from squiffything necessarily adheres to this
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 21, 2017, 04:25:30 AM
I would just like to point out to everyone, ... I do ... want to ... holding off the pressie opening until everybody has received theirs.......

Great idea squiffything! :) :(y)

I agree that nobody should open their Christmas present until everyone has got theirs. Thanks for suggesting this. C:-)

PS - I'm probably only joking about this and won't suggest that anyone apart from squiffything necessarily adheres to this

I think that it is only fair that we all wait until everyone has received their present. What a good idea Squiffything. Thanks for showing us the true Christmas spirit.

 >:D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 21, 2017, 04:51:45 AM
WHAT?!! 

OI! Stop twisting my words, I can see what you're doing, I will not wait, That pesky pressie will be open, I will be hiding in a Wile E Coyote type way with some ACME dynamite set up to blow the wrapping paper off at 12.01 am on Christmas Morning.

Rules are rules, set in stone in post number 1 or at least very near the beginning of this thread. You may not move the goal posts, you may not change the timetables, Some are not more equal than others.

I will be that Rebel without Claus (see what I did there :) ) I am going to open that pressie, I will survive! (oops sorry about that I nearly went into full on Donna Summer mode then)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 21, 2017, 05:00:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5oEiTMwSow
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 03:14:35 AM
Update as of this morning (please let me know if you have any updates!)


Fingers crossed! C:-)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 22, 2017, 04:21:09 AM
Almost 50% has their present :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple:
@Dan you even changed TheSteveAllen to OldSteveAllen in the list :o
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 22, 2017, 04:22:18 AM
Almost 50% has their present :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple:
@Dan you even changed TheSteveAllen to OldSteveAllen in the list :o

Yes, Danisnearlyforty is nice like that.  ;D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 04:30:38 AM
@Dan you even changed TheSteveAllen to OldSteveAllen in the list :o

Yeah. He's not getting any younger... :gray-meeple:
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 22, 2017, 04:42:41 AM
Danisnearlyforty?  Really?!  I read somewhere it was Dansidonkey...these Xmas-days.  ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 04:54:19 AM
Danisnearlyforty?  Really?!  I read somewhere it was Dansidonkey...these Xmas-days.  ;)

Says the person whose forum nickname is almost exactly "the donkey"! ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 22, 2017, 04:54:34 AM
Danisnearlyforty?  Really?!  I read somewhere it was Dansidonkey...these Xmas-days.  ;)

Is that his name in the CarcC nativity play? Is he the front end or the back end this time?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 04:55:53 AM
Danisnearlyforty?  Really?!  I read somewhere it was Dansidonkey...these Xmas-days.  ;)

Is that his name in the CarcC nativity play? Is he the front end or the back end this time?

Front end! I got promoted! :) :(y)

A CarcC nativity play would be awesome! Maybe next year... 8)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 22, 2017, 05:01:47 AM
Danisnearlyforty?  Really?!  I read somewhere it was Dansidonkey...these Xmas-days.  ;)

Says the person whose forum nickname is almost exactly "the donkey"! ;)

Thanks for ruining my nickname, Danfiftyisonitsway.  Is this your way of thanking me to name a really fluffy crocheted animal after you?   ;)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 05:02:37 AM
I'm sorry thedonkey, I don't know what came over me. It won't happen again... O:-)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: thodekey on December 22, 2017, 05:09:40 AM
Grrrr, now you do it again!  That fluffy donkey will get some voodoo-needles this evening...  >:D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: MrNumbers on December 22, 2017, 05:20:58 AM
After reading this, I am almost ready to do my favorite job >:D
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 05:25:37 AM
After reading this, I am almost ready to do my favorite job >:D

But it's still on topic (albeit loosely)! We are planning a nativity after all, and nativities are to do with Christmas, as is Santa, and voodoo donkeys. And Santa is part of the topic!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 22, 2017, 05:28:39 AM
Don't you know it's Christmas Time at all?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Jéré on December 22, 2017, 07:46:35 AM
Just received it! 5 min ago! Thanks!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Willem on December 22, 2017, 09:18:11 AM
Got mine in today as well!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2017, 12:00:47 PM
Just received it! 5 min ago! Thanks!

 :(y)

Got mine in today as well!

 :(y)

Mine arrived today too; thanks so much Secret Santa!

Looks like we're up to 10 out of 16 now. Hopefully the postman will be kind to us all tomorrow! O:-)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 22, 2017, 01:02:49 PM
I will wait with bated breath

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 23, 2017, 03:11:29 AM
I believe my secret Santa arrived  :(y) :(y)   ;D

Lucky it did.... the address contained: "England, UK"   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 23, 2017, 04:13:06 AM
Unfortunately postman has been and nothing for me today.

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 23, 2017, 05:05:59 PM
Unfortunately postman has been and nothing for me today.

I'm sorry to hear that. I have had contact from your Secret Santa to verify that it was posted in good time. The Christmas post just seems to be a little slower than expected this year. :'(

This appears to be the final pre-Christmas update:


It might be the case that some of those listed here have received their gift but haven't been checking this thread, but we do know that at least one person won't be opening a "special" present on Monday which is a shame. But sometimes these things can't be helped, and Rosco will have something else to look forward to after all of us have unwrapped everything and don't have anything to look forward to for another year!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on December 23, 2017, 11:35:33 PM
It might be the case that some of those listed here have received their gift but haven't been checking this thread, but we do know that at least one person won't be opening a "special" present on Monday which is a shame.
I have checked this thread but so far I had nothing to report. My gift has not arrived yet. :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 24, 2017, 02:54:10 AM
Sorry to hear your secrets didn't arrive in time Rosco and Leven.  Hopefully they'll be with our very shortly!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 24, 2017, 11:17:18 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
SANTA VISITED AND BROUGHT ME SOMETHING FROM A SECRET FRIEND!

Thank you who ever sent it.

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 24, 2017, 11:22:24 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
SANTA VISITED AND BROUGHT ME SOMETHING FROM A SECRET FRIEND!

Thank you who ever sent it.

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Wow! On a Sunday?! Great stuff! Merry Christmas to you and family Rosco!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Chooselife on December 24, 2017, 12:13:07 PM
Awesome!!

That being said I guess everybody should wait until everybody get theirs!!





Just kidding





Not really






Well go ahead and open it already




...  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 25, 2017, 04:56:08 AM
Merry Christmas everyone.

We're off to the inlaws but managed to take a couple of snaps of a wonderful secret santa gifts:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/xmas/20171225_111408.jpg)

Even before opening, my wife was impressed with the paper bows!

Focus and light was really bad here, but i got some meeples for the missionary fan-expansion. Which is one I've not tried, so get to give that a go very soon!  They look very useful for other expansions too.  There's one for each player colour!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/xmas/20171225_111741.jpg)

There is also a patch for the city of Carcassonne - I think I know where I can use it too  :(y)

Also included were some custom made peppermint chocolate meeple!  I thought my dog was interested in the package when it arrived.  I was well behaved and didnt have one before dinner, looking forward to eating them later  ;D

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/xmas/20171225_111821.jpg)

There are lots more in the bag,I can only imagine how difficult they were to prepare!

Great gifts on all fronts, wonderfully executed - i hope your secret santa was equally good!


Happy Xmas everyone :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Willem on December 25, 2017, 10:55:42 AM
Well, I'll share what I got today!
I've got a homemade version of Meeple Topiary!
I haven't heard of it before, but it looks very nice!
I can't wait to try it!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Rosco on December 25, 2017, 10:58:17 AM
I got a lovely breakfast board with a very cool wood burn art design by a talented artist.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171225/5cd138ef22929876da4d8f0136259f09.jpg)

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Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: domergamer on December 25, 2017, 08:02:50 PM
Mine came, and I opened it today!  I got Under the Big Top, an expansion I had really been wanting!  We even played it today!

Thanks, Santa!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on December 25, 2017, 11:31:56 PM
I got the Seasons expansion. A lovely well made expansion with fantastic colour on the tiles and boards all boxed in super quality. Thank you Santa.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Jéré on December 26, 2017, 12:15:51 PM
Many thanks to "our" secret Santa... there were gifts for all family members!! Lot of effort was put into preparing this, for instance gifts were nicely and individually wrapped and labeled with our names! Very impressed and pleased with this avalanche of presents! In the pic below you can see a game for the kid, some sweets for mom (half eaten now, there was more!) and meeple cufflinks for dad's shirt. Also a nice card with a Spiel 17 tile inside. Thank you so much x 3!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/a423aef7cc06c6427839e20537b2831f.jpg)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 27, 2017, 05:04:40 AM
Awesome work everyone! I've really enjoyed seeing the photos of the wonderful gifts that people received.

Now, since I was the one who told everyone who to send their parcels to, there wasn't a lot of secrecy surrounding the identity of my Santa but I won't share it here in case it influences anyone else's idea of who their Santa might be.

I do want to share the following photos though:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Secret_Santa_1.jpg)
(yes the children had already opened a lot of presents, and yes I was wearing my Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle pyjamas, but this was the main present I was looking forward to opening this year...)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Secret_Santa_2.jpg)
(...and I certainly wasn't disappointed!)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Secret_Santa_3.jpg)
(Sweets, Fortune Tellers expansion, and the Santa Claus expansion which is classic Carc version of W/E Gingerbread Man expansion :(y) :(y) :(y))

Many thanks to my Secret Santa, it was a lovely gift! :) :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: MrNumbers on December 27, 2017, 05:30:17 AM
Now, since I was the one who told everyone who to send their parcels to, there wasn't a lot of secrecy surrounding the identity of my Santa but I won't share it here in case it influences anyone else's idea of who their Santa might be.
It took me 30 seconds to identify your Secret Santa's identity :P
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: TheSteveAllen on December 27, 2017, 05:30:55 AM
Santa left me his Red Pants or, at least, a Dwarf with red pants!!

After spending an eternity open several chocolate wrappers, I discovered that I had been given a hand-draw 6 tile expansion called 'The Dwarf with the Red Pants'. I thought that it was brilliant, in fact, I still do.

I need to speak to Sinscerly about the rules, as they are not very clear and are still in 'development' but, none the less, this was an exceptional present and I am delighted with it. Good 'ol Santa!!

(http://www.pomprint.co.uk/uploads/MyPersonalStuff/Santa.jpg)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 27, 2017, 05:42:40 AM
Lots of great presents!

(And great pyjamas Dan)

Very apt that you should get such a fan expansion thesteveallen given all the hard work you're doing testing expansions!  Those hand drawn tiles are really something special!

Well done CarcC!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 27, 2017, 09:19:08 AM
Now, since I was the one who told everyone who to send their parcels to, there wasn't a lot of secrecy surrounding the identity of my Santa but I won't share it here in case it influences anyone else's idea of who their Santa might be.
It took me 30 seconds to identify your Secret Santa's identity :P

 :-X
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 28, 2017, 09:05:40 AM
Well I got also a gift from my not so secret santa ;)
Very cute package, it arrived somewhere in the beginning of this month, see picture below  ^-^.
(https://giuqyq-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mCTIY18CCuyYrQqB00IAKVi1e_dreWMqhVUplpnFmsR7-UAT8GJJ5kI-bueSkjHbsl-ahmvzpx_RPKrEGeNqYmVJeXgW_fbg14B5rhzCbE0NNQQfreqJ31_a-btldY1p6Us2Ld8z313ZFaBKVuk96pVfL8XCiAjTsaiyKESHl486lffXldOaLxkBM40UdEUj64QwV-mUvMwjHccXwbjoDrw?width=371&height=660&cropmode=none)
Well I couldn't wait to open it, so I had a good plan and laid my gift under the Christmas tree of my girlfriend.
So I opened it three days ago and I found a super nice copy of the The Big Black Pig Escape.
As I don't understand the rules yet, but they look awesome, I am certainly gonna try it out.
(https://e975mw-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mLXa1Nf9fD3UvHMVPFSwPk-PJw-_qRZkzYS5yE5-aGFs7nGT6Zam937zK_IirgdJb0SQNKsMpzamVBuVjICt9I1x6Gx7E5AQwuCRDP2RuRMqfM-P1HJv8HGy1FOC-p-E4e8-MgMdS3aeyVdkuR3_AiIoU5n4tejd92hAeka1PJwATPZVs3rfXgFjA_fv8GXou6U-SwnvZA3c28QPDH8031A?width=1024&height=576&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 28, 2017, 09:11:00 AM
What a mystery! Who could that be from? ???

It looks like an awesome gift regardless of who sent it to you. I hope you have lots of fun playing it and wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on December 28, 2017, 09:11:53 AM

I need to speak to Sinscerly about the rules, as they are not very clear and are still in 'development' but, none the less, this was an exceptional present and I am delighted with it. Good 'ol Santa!!

##where did the image go to?

Yes indeed Steve I need to work on the rules, as I thought they were clear for me. Sadly enough I thought it would be clear for others to when I wrote the rules down on paper. So that would need some time  :).

Also I'm gonna try to digitize my creations if I would succeed in that, as I'm not that good with Photoshop.
I'm happy that you liked them.

After spending an eternity open several chocolate wrappers, I discovered that I had been given a hand-draw 6 tile expansion called 'The Dwarf with the Red Pants'. I thought that it was brilliant, in fact, I still do.
Well I couldn't find any other cardboard  :-[, sorry if you thought you would get chocolate  >:D

@Danisforty I don't know, some small country I think. Yes indeed it is an awesome gift. Happy New Year  O0
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Decar on December 28, 2017, 09:12:30 AM
Love that piggy snout bag!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Jéré on December 28, 2017, 09:49:14 AM
If you read very fast, you might think it's written "Anonymous"...
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on December 28, 2017, 09:52:50 AM
If you read very fast, you might think it's written "Anonymous"...

Good point :(y)

Christmas: saved!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Chooselife on January 03, 2018, 06:01:33 AM
Sorry for not having some fancy pijamas on the picture background, but I just received my Secret Santa:
(https://i.imgur.com/Dsmo49Nl.jpg)
Handcrafted and handy since my cheese tables need retirement (they almost didn't make to the Christmas table this year).

 :(y) :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: danisthirty on January 03, 2018, 06:05:10 AM
Great job CL, thanks for the posting. :(y)

And happy belated Christmas!

Anything in the Leven household yet?
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on January 03, 2018, 06:10:40 AM


Anything in the Leven household yet?
Still nothing. I'm getting a little worried about Santa. :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on January 05, 2018, 04:49:10 AM
Still nothing. I'm getting a little worried about Santa. :(

Is it there yet Leven?

Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on January 05, 2018, 01:18:59 PM
Still nothing. I'm getting a little worried about Santa. :(

Is it there yet Leven?
No. :(
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on January 06, 2018, 04:27:11 AM
No. :(

Come on postie we wanna see what you got. Anyone else not posted their pressies?
And by posted I mean on here, not put them in the post :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on January 07, 2018, 03:10:10 AM
What a mystery! Who could that be from? ???

oooops.... I think I did not understand really the game....  ;D
I my head the secret was only the name on the envelope... sorry, I'll do better next year  :-[

and sorry for who send me the gift... it was really big!!! so I leave it in Bruxelle while I returned in Naples for the holydays. Tomorrow I'll return and open it!
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: axelsson on January 07, 2018, 09:19:49 PM
My secret santa brought me lots of stuff, too! Now just how did he know that I store my mini expansions in plastic bags and were in the need of those cardboard tuckboxes, maybe the elves have been lurking around...  ^-^

Thank you santa!

Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: aenima on January 09, 2018, 05:21:11 AM
ok, this is a really really big present!!! :D
A CarcaClock!!! and you can move the tiles!!! thaaaanxxxx
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on January 19, 2018, 11:11:57 AM
Santa visited me!!! :) :) :)

(Photos soon.)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Squiffything on January 19, 2018, 12:07:36 PM
Woohoo! Is that everyone then?

Glad you got yours Aenima :)
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Sinscerly on January 19, 2018, 04:04:01 PM
Santa visited me!!! :) :) :)

(Photos soon.)

We want to see it. Show us, show us. :))
Glad to see it arrived to you, would be sad if you wouldn't have one.
Title: Re: Carcassonne Central Secret Santa
Post by: Leven on January 20, 2018, 04:22:59 PM
Santa visited me!!! :) :) :)

(Photos soon.)

We want to see it. Show us, show us. :))
Glad to see it arrived to you, would be sad if you wouldn't have one.

An amazing present from Santa to me. It was worth waiting for it.  ;D
Thank you very much, secret Santa.