I must add John Miller to the mix cause in seat 14 I said bottom guy on the randomizer so he and Stealing Home are now both in. So now the game will be final with 16 players! Sorry bout that John but your in!!!
Number 16 the final seat belongs to this entrant:
Congratulations to LC for snagging the last spot. Now it's time to share the rules, taken straight from Napkin Doon's original BFG in 2011. I have changed a couple of particulars
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 16 decent-to-good card related “gifts” and select 16 brave souls to sign up to 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 16 readers selected for the game, I will randomly set a pick order. Whoever has the first pick can choose any lots #1-16. 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 16 chooses their prize. If player 16 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.
Hopefully this makes sense, and if it goes well, we’ll do it again sometime.
I WILL RELEASE THE DRAFT ORDER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND WE WILL GET THIS BIG FUN GAME STARTED. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT WANTED TO PLAY AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO MADE IT IN. I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT TIME! GOOD LUCK.......jbf