|The start player token|
Why the interest in elf names? Well, in Santa's Workshop, each player leads a team of elves, and these elves can be trained over the course of the game...so each player ends up with a unique set of workers. Right now, the elves are represented by generic meeples, which are numbered. That's not terribly exciting, and even though I explain before every game that you don't have to play the elves in numerical order...inevitably someone thinks that they have to do just that. So, moving forward, we're going to do two things - the elves will get uniquely shaped meeples, and instead of being numbered, they will get names. With 5 players, each having a possible 4 elves, that's 20 names that I need.
|Current player card..."Elf#1" doesn't sound as good as "Hermey", does it?|
Anyway, without further ado...here's what I have so far (them in parenthesis)...
Green (nature, plants)
Ivy, Holly, Mistle, Evhar, Sprucey
Blue (weather, cold)
Twinkle, Snowflake, Zephyr
Jingles, Sylvar, Tahko, Rusty, Ding Dong
Pepper Minstix, Bubbles, Sugarplum
Reginald Van Pippington, Gullygawk*, Buzzlewitz*, Tumbleflump
* These are names from a couple different traditions I found in Europe and the U.S.
I actually have some more, but I think I left that sheet at work...I'll update this post when any others. But if you have any suggestions, please chime in! Should I do away with the whole theme by color thing? I'm wide open here...