Thursday, April 7, 2011

Napkin Doon's Big Fun Game!!!!

So help me, I am going to generate some buzz on this blog.   One thing I think would be fun to do is a “White Elephant” card giveaway.  I am going to select 10 decent-to-good card “gifts” and let the first 10 people to sign up play a game of “White Elephant” to claim them.   I think this game has several names, but this is how I know it.  Here is how it will work:
After I have 10 readers sign up for the game, I will randomly set a pick order.  Whoever has the first pick can choose any lots #1-10.  I have already determined the prizes and assigned numbers to them.  Rest assured, there won’t be anything crappy, like a 1990 Donruss common.  Some prizes will be better than others though.  There will be a few single cards, a few player lots, and few autos, and some other surprises.   Keep in mind I am doing this on my dime, so don’t expect a vintage Mantle.
After player 1 picks their prize, I will identify the prize and cue player 2 to pick.  Player 2 can either steal that prize or pick from the remaining lots.  Player 3 can then either steal one of the known prizes, or can steal from the remaining lots.  It will go that way all the way until player 10 chooses their prize.    If player 10 however,  chooses to steal a prize from another player, that player will then have the option of taking the final unknown prize,  or stealing from someone else.  We’ll keep going until all prizes are claimed.  A couple of rules to keep in mind:
Prizes can only be stolen twice.  Once an item is stolen twice, it is frozen.
Players cannot steal back from someone who just stole from them.  You must wait at least one round to steal an item back if you get the opportunity.
Once the game is over, please email me your address and I will send out your prize.
Signups are first come first serve, and the game will begin as soon as I have 10 contestants.
Hopefully this makes sense, and if it goes well, we’ll do it again sometime.


****UPDATE***** The game has been filled.   I have a feeling we will do this again sometime, so keep checking back!

11 comments:

Ryan G said...

Firsties!

The Lost Collector said...

I'm in! Great contest!

The Dimwit said...

Count me in!

Matt Pederson said...

Count me in this one. Sounds like fun!

dawgbones said...

Sounds like a blast, call me a thief and count me in!!!

hiflew said...

I'll give this a shot. It reminds me of The Office episode about Yankee Christmas swap. I'll take the iPod.

Steve D said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for the contest!

BA Benny said...

I'm in, Thanks!

Mariner1 said...

I'm always up for something new, count me in!

SpastikMooss said...

10th?

Napkin Doon said...

Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the responses, and I will get it started here in a about an hour with the pick order. Got to put the kids down first...