Very Fun Christmas Game!Woman in the Middle | December 21, 2013
Just in case you have a party or family get together planned around Christmas time, I tought I would share this fun game with you. I saw Youngest Daughter and her friends playing it as a party and immediately stole the idea and used it at a friend’s Christmas party. It was a hit and has been requested ever since. It works best if everyone can sit around a table or sit in a circle on the floor. Probably somewhere between 6 to15 players would be ideal.
What you need:
-a pair of dice
-two oven mitts
-a small unbreakable prize
-various wrapping papers, newspaper, as well as a small box or two.
-cellophane tape and packing tape
Wrap the gift in the paper and boxes one layer at a time. The game lasts longer if you use lots of tape. I often save wrapping paper to reuse for this purpose.
The purpose of the game is to try to unwrap the present while wearing the oven mitts.
To play the game: Pick a person to begin rolling the dice. Pass the dice around the table, each person getting one roll at a time. When a person rolls doubles, they get to put the oven mitts on and begin trying to unwrap the gift. They get to keep trying until the next person rolls doubles. Then the gift and oven mitts are tossed to the new person and they get to start trying. The rest of the table will be passing the dice and rolling as quickly as possible, trying to get the magic doubles so they get a try at unwrapping the gift. The person who unwraps the gift from the last layer wins the prize.
This game is loud and fun, perfect for a party of any age group, except very little children.
You will be amazed at how creative people get trying to unwrap each layer with those oven mitts on!