Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Christmas: The Present Game

For several years, our family has played a game on Christmas Eve that is a lot of fun.  You need 2 oven mitts or a pair of gloves, 2 dice and a box to roll the dice.  You also need a few inexpensive gifts or your choice, whether it be candy, a statue of Santa or the nativity, or a gift card or whatever you want.  You can spend as much as you want or just use something you already have or get free.   One person wraps all of the gifts ahead of time, but they wrap each one of the gifts multiple times using layers of wrapping paper and packing tape so they aren't too easy to open.  

To play the game, one person starts trying to open the first gift with the gloves or oven mitts.  They keep opening it until someone rolls doubles.  If someone rolls doubles, they take the gift and gloves/mitts from the previous person and continue unwrapping it until someone else rolls doubles.  This keeps going on until the person who opens the gift gets to keep it.  If you don't get doubles when you roll, you just pass it to the next person and it goes around and around.  It really is a lot of fun.  I hope I explained it ok.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  

This is a great way to pass the time on Christmas Eve and is really fun.  One year, the gift was a large package of nerds.  With several college kids in the group, unwrapping very vigorously, the box ended up being open and went all over he room.  We all have good memories of being together and playing the game.  I usually just use inexpensive free stuff, but anything works.  

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