Elevate your Christmas party with our Gift Exchange Dice Game! It comes with a printable guide to make holiday gift-giving more interactive and fun.
Every holiday season my family gets together for a BIG Christmas Party. And when I say big, I mean 40+ people!
This year I was in charge of the gift exchange, which is my favorite task!
This game is a lot of fun for kids and adults, as well as small or large groups.
Passable Instructions Card:
Print the PDF on white cardstock.
Trim the print at the dotted line, and trim off the white edges on the side.
Glue the print on top of a piece of red cardstock to make the card more sturdy and better for passing around the circle.
Gift Exchange Game Preparation:
Before the party ask everyone to bring a wrapped present.
You can set price limits if you want, for our group we did $15.
How to Start the Game:
Have everyone sit in a large circle and place all of the presents in the middle.
Ask everyone to grab a present from the middle, making sure it is not the gift that they brought.
The oldest person in the group becomes the first player and then passes the dice to the left.
How to Play:
Shake the container holding the dice.
Then simply do whatever the matching number on the card says to do.
There is no stealing in this gift exchange game, so when you have opened your gift you are done and no longer roll the dice or swap.
How the Dice Gift Exchange Ends:
Keep passing the dice until there is only one gift left in the circle. The person who is holding that gift can then unwrap it.
- Have the girls in the group bring a gift for a girl, and the boys bring a gift for the boys. Rule play is still the same, but when a boy rolls the dice, only the boys pass gifts, and when a girl rolls the dice, only girls pass gifts.
- Participants bring white elephant gifts.
- Each Person Rolls the dice until someone gets to unwrap a gift.
- Only pass the dice around the circle once, and then all remaining gifts are unwrapped by the person holding them.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Only one. The card can pass with the dice.
No. Once a gift is opened it is out of play.
You can choose someone else to unwrap a gift, but they must not be holding their own gift either.
Yes, it is the end of the game when everyone has opened a gift.
Sorry, Charlie. Every wrapped gift must be passed when prompted to.
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