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 Post subject: The Danish Parcel Game
 Post Posted: 12 May 2010 12:03 
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I mentioned this on a thread yesterday: as it's a Christmas game I said I'd post details nearer the time but somebody wanted them now, so here goes.

The DPG can be played by any number of people. I'll use four for my instructions. I decide the number of small presents I will buy for each person and the cost limit: say three each, £2 limit, total twelve gifts, £24 spent. I buy things throughout the year, and good sources are pound shops (or any of that ilk), Hawkin's Bazaar, cheap bookshops (such as The Works), toyshops etc. I get things such as pens, novelty rubbers, keyrings and pencils, a whistle, a book of stamps, a tube of fruit pastilles, colourful shoe laces, little books (one of my best ever purchases was Footballer's Haircuts, much competition for that) and obviously at Christmas, small Xmas decorations. If only adults are playing miniature booze, cigars, exotic condoms and nipple tassels can be included if the budget allows. (I got some once. Still can't revolve the bloody things.)

I wrap every gift in identical paper but label nothing. Everyone comes round for dinner, then after the coffee we proceed.

1. I put all the gifts in the middle of the table and produce a die and shaker. I nominate someone to begin then the die is passed round clockwise.

2. The first person throws: if they throw a six they can take a present from the pile then pass on the die.

3. Everyone takes it in turn to throw. If one doesn't throw a six the die is passed straight on. You keep throwing until all the presents are gone. This may mean that one lucky person has seven, someone else three, someone else none, but that doesn't matter 'cos now the fun really starts. Everyone unwraps their presents: now the whole group can see what each other has.

4. I leave the room and set a timer. The fewer the people the less time I set - for four I would set circa six minutes, for more, longer, but no longer than ten. I secrete the timer about my person then return to the table.

5. On the command 'Go!' I set the timer going and the throwing re-starts as before. This time if you get a six you can take a present you want from the pile it's in and its current owner can do nothing, except hope for a six when it's their go so they can take it back. As no-one knows how long the timer is set for, you have to throw fast and there is much triumphant snatching and reclamation of favoured items. There will also be a great deal of shouting and screaming, some bad language and shouts of joy when someone gets the racing nuns back in their possession.

6. The timer erupts in my pocket and the game is over. Whatever is in front of you you keep. If you have nothing in front of you, tough.


This game isn't suitable for young children - to see something being taken away from you is not an easy concept to grapple with when you're less than ten. The DPG is played in Denmark on Christmas Day (our Christmas Eve). I don't know if they do it for other occasions but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Any queries, please reply to this post. DD


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Wow DaisyD :!: :!:

Sounds like a brilliant game!!

I think I have to have a go.

I shop at hawkins whenever I get the chance - great cheap and funny stuff isnt it?

You are right kids wouldnt like it at all :wink:

The nuns are great arent they - a bit worried about your tassels though....you knwo you arent supposed to stick them on with superglue dont you?

Toni xx


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They are beautiful tassels, red and gold. The trouble lies with me, not them! DD


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They are beautiful tassels, red and gold. The trouble lies with me, not them! DD
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nice colours :shock: :shock:

Toni xx :wink:


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Minx! DD


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You need to get practising, DD :shock:

This reminds me of the Yankee Swap in the US version of The Office, but it's not entirely similar, the Yankee Swap is crueler, anyone seen that Xmas episode?

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You need to get practising, DD :shock:

This reminds me of the Yankee Swap in the US version of The Office, but it's not entirely similar, the Yankee Swap is crueler, anyone seen that Xmas episode?

Nx
No I haven't seen it Nina!

Sounds good though - I think I missed all that american series of the office....

Are you doing ok??

Love

Toni xx


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I have never been able to sit thro an entire episode of that - Alan Partridge (A-Ha!) either. The Husband adores them, I find them too cringingly awful. And I have practised. I'm rubbish, a career in the adult entertainment industry is not for me. DD


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Hi Toni and DD

I'm doing good, thanks, just had some VERY good news today, can't stop grinning.

The US series of The Office is just as good as the UK version, I love it, but it's my kind of humour.

What do you mean about Alan Partridge, DD?

Nx


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I'd rather do this

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than watch either of them. Alan Partridge was a comedy creation of Steve Coogan - he was a failed radio presenter from Norwich. He began on Radio 4 and was moved to television.

What's your good news? Are we allowed to know? DD


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Hi DD

I think I posted my good news on the highlight of your day thread - basically someone in my team who has been trouble for a few months now: moaning, not working very hard, bursting into tears a lot over nothing, really, handed in her notice :D

I'm still smiling. Yes, she is coming in late every day and taking the p1ss now she's definitely leaving, but I couldn't give a t0ss because she's going!

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DaisyD

I'd rather do this


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and that says something AHA!!!

Did like the office though.....

Toni xx


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Cheers DD.
This remind me of a game we played each christmas and birthday parties.Throw a six and then have to run to get dressed in silly clothe; gloves,hat,scarf, coat, wellies. Then you cut a piece of mars bar while wearing these big,heavy gloves and restricting clothes.All the time the others are throwing the dice for a six.If someone throws a six you have to take off all this gear(nothing else mind!)and swap with the person who threw the six. And so on.
You will be surprised how few peeps actually ,managed to get a piece of mars bar!
Elizabeth


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I have never come across that game - sounds fun! DD


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hI DD
i played that game at an Ann Summers party once, it was soo funny, think they called it something else though.
i won a deck of naked men cards :lol:

Elizabeth your game sounds good too :D


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