How to Play a Right Left White Elephant Gift Exchange Game

The white elephant gift exchange game is the most popular social party activity during the Holidays. By adding an engaging right-left story the fun really increases. Sharing unique gifts and friendly banter is why groups gather for these gift exchanges and the story of "Lefty the White Elephant" will provide a unique twist for the party.

Steps

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    Draw the name of your ' 1st player who will pick a gift and open it to reveal to other individuals in the room .
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    Return the name of the first player back into the hat for prospective re-drawing during the white elephant gift exchange.
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    Select a story teller to start reading the right-left story of “Lefty the White Elephant”.
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    When the very first mention of "Lefty" is read, the first gift that has been opened moves 1 ' individual ' to the left.
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    The story teller continues reading the story until ' the next mention of left or right . The open gift moves left or right whenever the words of the story dictates.
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    When the story teller reads the word "Gift" , a different name is drawn from the hat for another gift to be opened or stolen just like the standard rules of the white elephant gift exchange. '
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    The story continues with all opened gifts passing left or right ' based upon the story line. Anytime the word gift is read, quit the story and draw a name for the gift stealing or opening process of the white elephant game .

Tips

  • You will need to use a Right-Left story that is designed to include a key world "gift" so that the white elephant party rules can join into the fun.

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Categories: Party Games