The 'Glad Wrap' Christmas party game that families are obsessed with this Christmas

Christmas 17/12/2019

If you're looking for something a little different for your family Christmas this year, then it may be worth looking at this game that has gone viral online .

The game is simple (though not the best for the environmment!). It's basically pass the parcel, but instead of using wrapping paper you use cling-wrap and instead of music you use a dice to see who gets to go next.

To make the Glad Wrap Christmas Ball, you start by lining up about 20 Christmas gifts - anything from festive trinkets to lollies and treats, making sure to keep your best gift aside for the centre of the ball so that the winner gets the best prize.

You then place the best item in the middle - many choose a $10 or $20 note - and then wrap the cling wrap around it several times until it is well covered. Some suggest cutting the wrap into different sized strips and alternating direction, to make it harder to unravel so the game lasts longer.

You then keep adding in gifts, continuing to wrap it with cling wrap as you go, until all the trinkets have been used up and the ball is the size of a basketball!

How the Glad Wrap Christmas Party Game works!

1. The first person with the ball starts unwrapping while the person on their right rolls a pair of dice, trying to roll doubles.

2. The person with the ball DOESN’T stop unwrapping until the person next to them rolls doubles. This creates lots of urgency and suspense!

3. Once doubles are rolled, the ball is passed to the next player and the sequence begins again.

4. While the person to their right is trying to roll doubles, the person unwrapping the ball gets to keep whatever treasure falls out of the ball.

5. To work out who starts with the ball, takes turns rolling the dice - the first person to get a six starts!