Saran Wrap Christmas Ball – My New Favorite Game Tradition
I don't know how I've never heard of a Saran Wrap Christmas Ball before. It popped up in my Facebook feed last week, and I was like, "what in the heck is a plastic wrap Christmas ball"?
Here's how it works: You start by purchasing a large volume of Saran wrap. Or whatever brand of plastic cling wrap you prefer. Buy at least 4 or 5 rolls. Then, collect a whole bunch of random trinket prize items. I think it might work best if you start with something kind of roundish to begin the wrapping process. Then, you just keep wrapping all the stuff with plastic wrap. So, wrap, wrap, wrap, stick in a prize. Wrap, wrap, wrap, stick in a prize. Continue the wrapping process until you have large basketball sized bundle of prizes, tightly wrapped with miles of Saran wrap. This Youtube video shows you how it's done.
To Play the Game: Take your big old ball of prizes, all wrapped up in thousands of layers of plastic wrap. Sit in a circle with your friends or family, with one person holding the ball and the person to their left rolling a set of dice into a pie plate or similar container. The person with the ball keeps unrolling (hopefully collecting prizes) until the person to the left rolls a pair. The ball them moves around the circle. Note: The pie plate is just to keep the dice from flying everywhere with aggressive dice rollers. Also, they say you should make sure the player unrolling the ball can only do it in their lap. They can't just roll it across the carpet.
You can do a kids' version with candy and trinkets, and you could do an adult version with mini bottles of booze, cash or lottery tickets or whatever. This really seems like a lot of fun. When I get around to making our Christmas Ball, I'll update this post with the results.