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What a great game! I had never heard of it. Looking forward to trying it with my group. And I love your story.
Our old Extension Homemakers' Club ladies would have loved it.
Mom and I have been on the lookout all year for small gifts to use for this year's Christmas game. I picked up some fishing lures for a $1 a piece on sale for the guys and some hotwheels for the little ones. We are thinking this year of having some wrapped with guy paper and some wrapped for the ladies and some for the kids. so whatever you end up with you can trade to get one for your type of gift.
We had everyone bring a gift one year and then last year we decided to do something that would be silly and fun to open so I found a bunch of fun hand held games like a mini board with ball game and some small puzzles and a sherrif's badge and spinning tops and so on in the kid's party favors section at Walmart. We sacked up about 5 small games or toys in a sack and wrapped them. One sack per person. We had 28 sacks last year. It was so much fun!