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Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on September 30, 2011, 12:07:29 pm
Hi everyone, I've pondered much about actually having one of these locally. I've had many great experiences doing so on BGG with people I have not had the pleasure of even knowing.



So this is what I am suggesting. A locally run Secret Santa BG gift exchange with the blessings of BGC.net of course. :whistle3:



So how will this work? Below are some guidelines I've borrowed and improvised to suite our needs. Feel free to comment on how we can improve this guidelines further. [hmmhmm]



The Guidelines



1.  This is a Malaysian-only Secret Santa (must be in Malaysia ya), created to accommodate those who  would like to participate in multiple Secret Santa events, or those who  are unable to participate in the International Secret Santa. Everyone  with an address in Malaysia is welcome to join. [ohyeah]



2. I will be using an online randomizer to pair the MY Secret Santa.  Please sign up by providing your name and e-mail address (one you check regularly please)  [rolleyes] in a reply to this thread. Entries will be accepted  until Sunday, November 6th 2011.



3. Update your wishlist (NOT your want list) on BGG. If you do not have a BGG account, please e-mail a list to me. It will be posted in a similar thread on these forums. Please  have at least ten currently available games locally on your list, and make sure  at least some of them fall within a reasonable price range (we shall use Ticket to Ride as the standard, approx. RM179). If you have  only high priced, hard-to-find games on your list, don't be surprised  when you get something you didn't ask for. [bleer]



4. Once entries are closed, everyone signed up will have a random name and address sent to them. Please contact me should you not receive this e-mail. [unsure]



5.  Once you receive a name and e-mail address (I'm still testing to see if this works) [hmmhmm], check out your recipient's  wishlist and select a gift that  they've indicated they would like. Make sure you wrap em up.



6. Secret Santa is all about the  giving, not the getting. Do NOT join the Secret Santa unless you plan to gift a gift; this isn't a "get a free game for nothing" club. [hammer]



7.  Personalising the gifts you gift makes the experience more fun for all.  Taunting is also encouraged. This can be accomplished secretly via the  Santa e-mail account which will be set up. Just log in and send  your target recipient clever poems, codes to crack, or a simple message  that unfortunately, you weren't able to secure Alien Frontiers, but  their all-coal, homemade version of Draughts is on its way. :blink:



8. Please join if you can, be as generous as  you can, and in general, participate in the spirit of giving that we  usually adopt for all our brothers and sisters during the holiday  season. [;)]



Most importantly, have fun! [ohyeah]



Emil



Signed up

1. Ronnie (DWolve)

2. Jacelyn (Jacelyn)

3. Junyet (Junyetwong)

4. Heng (ayheng)

5. Darryl Tan (shadow_bind)

6. Allen Sam (blownfreaks)

7. Nurul Jannah (laydeh)

8. Afif Ter (afifter)
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on September 30, 2011, 01:49:36 pm
Yes let's make this happen! I've just confirmed a deal to do a Xmas Gaming Marathon; all night long till next morning (not sure yet if on Xmas Eve or other dates) so this can tie in with that event!



Note: The Xmas event not at OTK as we'll provide food (and a special limited ed BGC Xmas tee!)



BGC will also give discounts on the games bought/sent for this BGC Secret Santa programme! And a special lucky draw among the participants..



cheers to Emil for kickstarting this.



[scarf]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on September 30, 2011, 02:41:05 pm
CK if you could spam this on facebook that would be great as I have very limited access at the moment.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on September 30, 2011, 03:24:08 pm
Count me in!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: Jacelyn on September 30, 2011, 09:35:43 pm
Count me in:

--> Email - jacelyn386@yahoo.com

--> Name - Jacelyn Ong

--> BGG Username - Jacelyn



This is absolutely awesome =D!!!



I was so excited seeing CK's post on Facebook but I didn't know there was more information here!



[ohyeah] [dance3] [ohyeah]



Such a great idea Derchef =D!!



One suggestion of a guideline:- Maybe we can put a minimum amount like in BGG it's $50 right? So I think RM150 would be a good minimum so that there isn't too much imbalance (e.g. One person gives one or two Battle packs and the person receiving this battle pack actually bought a boardgame for someone else, etc)



Otherwise, the guideline is perfect =D!



I'll let you know if I think of anything else and I will be sending you my email and BGG username =D!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: junyetwong90 on September 30, 2011, 09:40:32 pm
me too!





email: junyetwong@hotmail.com



BGG username: junyetwong



name: wong jun yet







[fiesta] [fiesta]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: ayheng on October 01, 2011, 10:34:10 am
sure, count me in. i'll pm you my email address and list later



Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on October 01, 2011, 03:32:50 pm
[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1317367448' post='19832']

Count me in!

[/quote]



Need your name and e-mail please. Thanks!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on October 01, 2011, 07:20:24 pm
[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1317454370' post='19841']

[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1317367448' post='19832']

Count me in!

[/quote]



Need your name and e-mail please. Thanks!

[/quote]



Name: you know it. Otherwise use Daniel Wolve

Email: dwolve@yahoo.com
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: kingJames on October 02, 2011, 09:23:02 am
May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1317355649' post='19826']

Hi everyone, I've pondered much about actually having one of these locally. I've had many great experiences doing so on BGG with people I have not had the pleasure of even knowing.



So this is what I am suggesting. A locally run Secret Santa BG gift exchange with the blessings of BGC.net of course. :whistle3:



So how will this work? Below are some guidelines I've borrowed and improvised to suite our needs. Feel free to comment on how we can improve this guidelines further. [hmmhmm]



The Guidelines



1.  This is a Malaysian-only Secret Santa (must be in Malaysia ya), created to accommodate those who  would like to participate in multiple Secret Santa events, or those who  are unable to participate in the International Secret Santa. Everyone  with an address in Malaysia is welcome to join. [ohyeah]



2. I will be using an online randomizer to pair the MY Secret Santa.  Please sign up by providing your name and e-mail address (one you check regularly please)  [rolleyes] in a reply to this thread. Entries will be accepted  until Sunday, November 6th 2011.



3. Update your wishlist (NOT your want list) on BGG. If you do not have a BGG account, please e-mail a list to me. It will be posted in a similar thread on these forums. Please  have at least ten currently available games locally on your list, and make sure  at least some of them fall within a reasonable price range (we shall use Ticket to Ride as the standard, approx. RM179). If you have  only high priced, hard-to-find games on your list, don't be surprised  when you get something you didn't ask for. [bleer]



4. Once entries are closed, everyone signed up will have a random name and address sent to them. Please contact me should you not receive this e-mail. [unsure]



5.  Once you receive a name and e-mail address (I'm still testing to see if this works) [hmmhmm], check out your recipient's  wishlist and select a gift that  they've indicated they would like. Make sure you wrap em up.



6. Secret Santa is all about the  giving, not the getting. Do NOT join the Secret Santa unless you plan to gift a gift; this isn't a "get a free game for nothing" club. [hammer]



7.  Personalising the gifts you gift makes the experience more fun for all.  Taunting is also encouraged. This can be accomplished secretly via the  Santa e-mail account which will be set up. Just log in and send  your target recipient clever poems, codes to crack, or a simple message  that unfortunately, you weren't able to secure Alien Frontiers, but  their all-coal, homemade version of Draughts is on its way. :blink:



8. Please join if you can, be as generous as  you can, and in general, participate in the spirit of giving that we  usually adopt for all our brothers and sisters during the holiday  season. [;)]



Most importantly, have fun! [ohyeah]



Emil

[/quote]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: Jacelyn on October 02, 2011, 07:37:24 pm
[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net (http://"https://www.facebook.com/boardgamecafe.net")[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: kingJames on October 03, 2011, 08:47:20 pm
Thanks, Jacelyn!  (http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smackhead.gif)

[quote name='Jacelyn' timestamp='1317555444' post='19858']

[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net (http://"https://www.facebook.com/boardgamecafe.net")[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)

[/quote]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: shadow_bind on October 04, 2011, 09:42:43 am
This sounds interesting. I'm in!



Email: shadow_bind@yahoo.com

Name: Darryl Tan

BGG Username: shadow_bind



Er, I'm generally not free to go anywhere during the Christmas season (away with the family for celebrations in Malacca). I'll just send the games to the target recipient via post, if that's OK :)
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: Jacelyn on October 04, 2011, 01:58:11 pm
[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317646040' post='19891']

Thanks, Jacelyn!  (http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smackhead.gif)

[quote name='Jacelyn' timestamp='1317555444' post='19858']

[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net (http://"https://www.facebook.com/boardgamecafe.net")[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)

[/quote]

[/quote]



Haha! You're most welcome =D!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on October 06, 2011, 09:39:01 am
Random spam* Now we can play Survive with up to 6 players!!! [ohyeah]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on October 11, 2011, 11:33:16 am
derchef, what's next action on this? :P



Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on October 11, 2011, 12:11:01 pm
This is on and we are taking in participants. right now just 5. Chime on in if you have any recommendations.



Well the closing date is 6th November. Once we get to that date i will generate the pairs and each participant should receive their target for the exchange. If number of participants is even we are good. If odd I will join in to even things up. The randomizer works as such that a master list will be prepared and saved so i know what the pairings are. However we shall only look at that should someone not deliver during the exchange.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: Jacelyn on October 11, 2011, 09:34:55 pm
Hey guys =D!!



To those who are interested in joining BGG's Secret Santa too, it's out =D!!



Registration is at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/709786/2011-secret-santa-registration-is-now-open-be-par =)!



Funny cuz Halloween isn't even over yet =P!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: blownfreaks on October 11, 2011, 09:38:27 pm
Count me in for this



Name: Allen Sam

BGG username: blownfreaks
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: junyetwong90 on October 11, 2011, 10:26:10 pm
[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1318306261' post='20005']

This is on and we are taking in participants. right now just 5. Chime on in if you have any recommendations.



Well the closing date is 6th November. Once we get to that date i will generate the pairs and each participant should receive their target for the exchange. If number of participants is even we are good. If odd I will join in to even things up. The randomizer works as such that a master list will be prepared and saved so i know what the pairings are. However we shall only look at that should someone not deliver during the exchange.

[/quote]



Technically we dont need even numbers... Person#1 gives #2, who then gives #3, who gives #4, who gives #5, who gives #1. Does it make sense? :P
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on October 12, 2011, 12:16:26 am
Awesome.. let's get this going. BGC will run a promo for those in this programme as support!



Hengy has already post this to our Facebook page so let's see who else is coming onboard....
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on October 12, 2011, 08:55:27 am
actually jun yet you're right lol.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: junyetwong90 on October 12, 2011, 09:25:44 am
derchef come join us la, the more the merrier! XD
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on October 14, 2011, 05:44:37 am
will blog about this over the weekend.... and drop a note over to the Star to post this in their blog as well.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: laydeh on October 15, 2011, 02:12:09 pm
+ Nurul Jannah   |   [color="#FF0000"]laydeh@gmail.com [/color]  |   [color="#006400"]laydeh[/color]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: afifter on October 19, 2011, 04:31:25 pm
+ Afif Ter afifter@gmail.com BGG is afifter
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 01, 2011, 06:04:31 pm
Last 6 days to go!!!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 05, 2011, 12:48:57 pm
Last day to register!!! Hurry Hurry Hurry!!!!!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on November 06, 2011, 03:09:58 pm
when are we closing this, emil? Sign me up as well... let's get this started for this year and continue to build upon it for the coming years.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 08, 2011, 11:08:26 am
Alright so you should receive an e-mail from boogspace regarding your target. Please check your spam folder just in case. If you could also set up an account on boogspace, it will allow you to prepare a wishlist which can be viewed by all those involved.



Also for taunting purposes you can use

e-mail address: santaclaus201111@yahoo.com.my

password: christmas2011

Oh i've also gone and updated santas contact list so you may taunt with ease.



If you did not get a notification e-mail, please alert me. If your target does not post up a wishlist on boogspace remind him/her to or check his/her bgg wishlist.



Have fun folks!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on November 08, 2011, 01:29:40 pm
when's the cut-off date for us to update our wishlist?
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 08, 2011, 02:41:16 pm
I would say the actual exchange date... lol of course if your santa is super fast cannot help la if you update late lol.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 08, 2011, 09:27:55 pm
Lol. How do you buy for someone who supplies you your games XD
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on November 09, 2011, 01:41:47 am
[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1320762475' post='20291']

Lol. How do you buy for someone who supplies you your games XD

[/quote]



nah.. me simple guy. But hor.. those who drew my name.. give me sometime to update my Wishlist in BGG to sometime more practical - and doable - for you. :P
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 09, 2011, 07:27:37 am
[quote name='jack208' timestamp='1320777707' post='20293']

[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1320762475' post='20291']

Lol. How do you buy for someone who supplies you your games XD

[/quote]



nah.. me simple guy. But hor.. those who drew my name.. give me sometime to update my Wishlist in BGG to sometime more practical - and doable - for you. :P

[/quote]



Jack rather than readjust your bgg wishlist, do one up for this purpose over on boogspace.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: junyetwong90 on November 09, 2011, 09:37:23 am
Good luck to the guy who's buying CK present haha [bow] . Might be super obvious if buying the gifts from his wishlist straight from boardgamecafe lol [innocent]

It's gonna be an awesome Christmas! Thanks again emil for organizing this! [ohyeah]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 09, 2011, 02:56:07 pm
No worries! Who ever got me better be getting me an awesome gift though!! [bleer]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 09, 2011, 03:10:11 pm
Emil: Regret selling your Ticket to Ride???
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: ayheng on November 09, 2011, 04:49:25 pm
[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1320826211' post='20300']

Emil: Regret selling your Ticket to Ride???

[/quote]



is the latest arrival list updated? me need to update me wishlist.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 09, 2011, 05:09:47 pm
dwolve: Regret? dunno what you are talking about? I got rid of mine because it did not get as much play after a while. Now i would like a copy to teach my kids with. Its also a great entry level game. I still feel it will most likely only sit on the shelf most of the time but at least it will be there.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 09, 2011, 09:46:39 pm
[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1320833387' post='20302']

dwolve: Regret? dunno what you are talking about? I got rid of mine because it did not get as much play after a while. Now i would like a copy to teach my kids with. Its also a great entry level game. I still feel it will most likely only sit on the shelf most of the time but at least it will be there.

[/quote]



Lol. That explains how a previously owned game got to your wishlist XD
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: derchef on November 10, 2011, 08:38:54 am
[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1320849999' post='20304']

[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1320833387' post='20302']

dwolve: Regret? dunno what you are talking about? I got rid of mine because it did not get as much play after a while. Now i would like a copy to teach my kids with. Its also a great entry level game. I still feel it will most likely only sit on the shelf most of the time but at least it will be there.

[/quote]



Lol. That explains how a previously owned game got to your wishlist XD

[/quote]



Actually it serves more as a reminder than an actual game on my wishlist, same goes with catan, of course i want the sexy 3-d one :whistle3:
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on November 12, 2011, 10:51:25 pm
Everyone's logged in Boogspace except CK and Afifter.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on December 07, 2011, 11:39:51 am
I am... in... BOOGSPACE!!! [scarf]



The BGC Xmas event will likely be on Dec 23 (Sat) and last till wee hours of Dec 24 @ Mage Cafe (so food will be included). Will finalize details with Tracy when I'm at Mage this Sat for the Catan Qualifier. keep your gifts ready to load the Xmas tree.
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: junyetwong90 on December 07, 2011, 11:54:47 am
Cool! I have curfew though, gotta be back around 11pm or 12am hehe. Yay Xmas present!
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: jack208 on December 07, 2011, 12:02:21 pm
[quote name='junyetwong90' timestamp='1323233687' post='20443']

Cool! I have curfew though, gotta be back around 11pm or 12am hehe. Yay Xmas present!

[/quote]



11pm Dec 24? Yeah... I think we shud be done by then. :whistle3:
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: ayheng on December 07, 2011, 04:49:51 pm
[eyebrow] is it dec 23 fri nite or 24 dec sat nite? [hmmhmm]



[quote name='jack208' timestamp='1323232791' post='20442']

I am... in... BOOGSPACE!!! [scarf]



The BGC Xmas event will likely be on Dec 23 (Sat) and last till wee hours of Dec 24 @ Mage Cafe (so food will be included). Will finalize details with Tracy when I'm at Mage this Sat for the Catan Qualifier. keep your gifts ready to load the Xmas tree.

[/quote]
Title: Local Secret Santa BG Gift Exchange
Post by: DWolve on December 07, 2011, 07:46:39 pm
What time start? May be coming late. Got another event just pop up :(



I'll drop the gift earlier though.