You get to keep the gift every time you unwrap the ball
Come holiday season and there are a ton of fun games to be played. But have you ever tried "The Saran Wrap Game"? If you haven't, make this on your to-do family night games list immediately. All you need is some dice and a massive Saran Wrap Ball with a ton of goodies layered throughout the ball. The aim of the game is to win one awesome prize in the center as you pass the goodie ball around and unwrap it. It's pretty similar to other pass-the-parcel party games but has a couple of rules to follow. According to Awesome Jelly, this is how you play: The first person with the ball starts unwrapping while the person on their right rolls a pair of dice, trying to roll doubles. Once doubles are rolled, the ball is passed to the next player and the sequence begins again. The person with the ball does not stop unwrapping until the person to their right rolls doubles. This creates wonderful suspense and urgency to the game! You get to keep whatever treasure falls out of the saran wrap along the way! You can roll the dice to see who starts with the ball first! (ie: First person to roll a six)
Thinking of playing with your family? All you need is plastic wrap, dice, and a few party favors. The ball is most often filled with toys, money, and chocolates. You can add other items like coloring books, toys, dollar store trinkets, colorful socks. When wrapping your ball, start with the largest or most expensive gift first, like higher dollar gift cards or cash. Wrap the gift in a few layers of plastic wrap to get the ball started. You can also include "holiday-themed gifts, like cozy socks, candy canes, earmuffs, ornaments, holiday chocolates, non-breakable ornaments, holiday accessories, and hot chocolate packets in your Saran Wrap gift ball." The site adds: Kids often enjoy small prizes like party favors, coloring books, candy, noisemakers, dollar store trinkets, colorful socks or mittens, coins or dollar bill and small but desirable toys. For adults, consider including scratch-off lottery tickets, lip balms, Tic Tacs, fun-sized candies, mini hand sanitizers or lotions, bath bombs, movie passes, tiny bottles of alcohol or cocktails, and gift cards.
Saran wrap ball game. My sister went a little crazy this year. 18.2 lbs! pic.twitter.com/1Kz6kXyt80— Larry (@PrinceOfWade) December 15, 2020
Remember that the person unwrapping the ball gets to keep the gifts they find during their turn. The game keeps going until the last present is revealed. The ball keeps moving to the right as doubles are rolled. If you're the one making the cling wrap ball of goodies, why not make it a bit challenging? There are a number of ways you can do this. For starters, you can do this by cutting different-sized pieces of cling film and layering them in different directions. Use Press and Seal wrap for the desired result. Additionally, you can modify the rules by wearing winter gloves or mittens while unwrapping. To up the ante further, you can just use one dice and pick a particular number that needs to be played in order for the ball to move to the next person. Or just use one hand or blindfold the person to unwrap the ball. In keeping with the festive theme, you can even use holiday-themed plastic wrap and throw in some music while playing the game.
Saran Wrap ball in advisory! Fun game with candy, gum and possibly some cash!!! pic.twitter.com/ASmlxIvtcY— Mrs. Miller (@SaraMillerOskie) December 14, 2020
Fans of the game left positive reviews of how much fun they had with this easy-on-the-pocket game. Kurtis Dragosani joked: Somebody at my house tried to take the skittles out when their time was clearly up and a full on fist-fight broke out. Cops had to come and pepper spray us and took us all to jail. Just getting out now. Best. Christmas. Ever. Robb Pepper suggested: we have some big items, so we put numbers on a card and wrap that in the ball, who ever gets a card with a number gets whatever box it is under the tree. Mark Snow added: This is great! We played it at my family's Christmas. I highly recommend wrapping using smaller sections so competitors can't just 'unroll' the prize. Also, if you are feeling especially devilish, a piece of scotch tape here in there will really make things difficult. Thanks for sharing! Chris James said: This is by far the coolest Christmas game ever! My family freaks out when playing this every year, now! Last year, every family member made their own ball -- which was awesome because we got to play it like 9 times in one night!