It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here, but I wanted to share a game I put together after putting the call out to my fellow Ranger leaders to ask for some party game ideas. Many of the girls know all my games, and as I’ve not been able to be around as much this term I wanted to give them a fun last night of term. Someone mentioned a game where you unwrap a parcel with oven gloves…and so the ‘Elf Unwrapping Game’ was made based on their recommendation.
The premise is similar to the chocolate game where everyone sits in a circle and rolls a dice. If someone rolls a six, they go into the middle of the circle put a hat, scarf and gloves on and proceed to try and cut squares of chocolate with a knife and fork. They can only eat one square at a time, and if anyone else rolls a 6 they have to immediately stop and give hat, scarf, gloves to them…and so it goes on.
Except this time, I had wrapped up an elf holding a chocolate coin. And then I wrapped another layer with a chocolate coin inside. And another layer with a chocolate coin inside…and on the recommendation of leaders I made some layers have cling film instead of wrapping paper. In each layer was a chocolate coin. A more hygienic chocolate game if you will!
And since it was elf themed, I thought to what elves wear in Santa’s workshop. Elf hats…and aprons. So when they rolled a 6 they went to the middle and put on an Elf hat, an apron and put on the oven gloves.
And tried to unwrap a layer.
They also had to try and get into the chocolate coin with the oven gloves on. They weren’t allowed to proceed to another layer until that chocolate coin was eaten.
If someone else rolled a 6 while after the got a coin (but hadn’t got into it or finished eating) they just took the chocolate coin and went back into the circle.
I think I had about 20+ layers – which I realised after the game continued on and on was too many! But I wanted to make sure there were 24 coins for the 24 Guides that would be there. Luckily because none of them had ever played this before, they didn’t lose interest and wanted to keep going. A lot of hilarity ensued, a little bit of cheating (which got the raised eyebrow stare from me) and more heartwarming was a few Guides giving the Guide in the middle tips on how to get into the chocolate coin and even helping them to get untangled from elf hats and aprons quickly.
It is definitely a game we will do again.