16 Tasks of the Festive Season: THANK YOU — and Final Tally

Sooo … with a staggering two-week delay, your hosts are finally getting around to the game’s closing post. (Yeah, we know. Let’s just say the new year started rather busy for both of us …)

Anyway, MbD and I wanted to thank all of you so much for joining the game and participating so actively! It’s been great fun watching the truly amazing things that everybody came up with to complete to the various tasks and book themes that we’d cobbled together into a semi-coherent whole — “imaginative” is putting it mildly; “6 degrees of separation” has got nothing on this crowd! (Not to mention the effect of this game on our respective TBRs … and the “oooohhs” and “aaawwws” induced by all the adorable pet photos floating down our dashboards.)

A special thank you, too, to everybody for reporting in and tallying up posts and for using the “16 festive tasks” tag; particular those of you who put together “final count” posts — all of this was a great help in keeping track of the running score and compiling the final count!

Speaking of which, without further ado:

The final count of points comes to a total of 528
— which translates into a donation of USD 55.00 from MbD and myself to each of the two charities we picked,
Book Aid International and
Room to Read.

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Some fun details on the outcome of the game:
Number of active participants: 27
(“Active” = completed at least one book or other task for the game)
Average number of points reached: 19.56
Number of card blackouts: 7
(“Blackout” = completed at least one book or other task per square)

Single biggest point-earning square: No. 2 (Guy Fawkes Night & Bon Om Touk) — 45 points total
Runners-up: Squares Nos.1 (All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf) and 3 (St. Martin’s Day & Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day) — 43 points total each
Least point-earning squares: Nos. 11 (Soyal & Dōngzhì Festival) and 14 (Dies Natalis Solis Invicti & Quaid-e-Azam’s Day) — 17 points total each

On a total of 11 squares (Nos. 1 – 4, 7 – 10, 12, 13 and 15), one or more participants completed all four tasks (book tasks and other tasks). Of these, the squares with the highest number of participants completing all four tasks (3 participants in each case) were:
No. 2 (Guy Fawkes Night & Bon Om Touk)
No. 3 (St. Martin’s Day & Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day) and
No. 15 (Newtonmas & St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day)

Square for which the highest number of participants read at least 1 book: No. 1 (All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf) — 17 participants
Square for which the highest number of participants read a 2nd book: No. 3 (St. Martin’s Day & Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day) — 7 participants
Square for which the highest number of participants completed at least 1 non-book task: No. 4 (Penance Day & Thanksgiving) — 20 participants
b]Square for which the highest number of participants completed a 2nd non-book task:[/b] No. 2 (Guy Fawkes Night & Bon Om Touk) — 8 participants

Bonus points scored via bonus books / tasks referring to individual squares: 17 total
Most bonus points scored via square-specific books / tasks for: No. 5 (Advent) — 6 bonus points total
Bonus points scored via Surprise, Surprise Jokers: 15 total
Points scored via Holiday and Light Jokers: 8 total

Congratulations, everybody, and thank you all so much again!

 

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