WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE

  1.  Each person brings one (or more) White Elephant Gift, either a new or gently used item.   It should be wrapped, with no identifying tag so the contents are a mystery.  Each gift should be worth, roughly, no more than $20.  They may be “nice” gifts or “unusual” gifts” or “funny” gifts.
  2.  Each person will pick a number from “the hat” which will be the number order of how gifts are picked/
  3.   We will follow the standard rules of White Elephant Exchanges, as follows:
  4.  The first player selects a gift from the gift pool and opens it making sure everyone can see the gift!
  5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool, or steal a previous player’s gift.
  6. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift, or steal from someone else.
  7. A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
  8. During the swapping of one person’s turn, after three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end (otherwise things could drag on for a long time).
  9. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.
  10. Note that for this last “extra” turn, the three-swap rule doesn’t apply. Players can keep swapping until someone decides to stand pat, or there are no other eligible people to steal from.

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