Christmas Book Exchange

Hey Everyone!

Merry Christmas!!
I know, I know. It’s still November… and who has time to think about Christmas amidst all the essays and exams!?- The ESS, that’s who!

The ESS will be hosting a Book Exchange on December 2nd (Wednesday) @ 4pm in Galileo’s. All you have to do is bring a wrapped book. You definitely don’t have to buy a brand new one but try to bring one that’s still in a decent condition :). There will be snacks and refreshments provided.

Here’s how the Exchange will proceed:

The Exchange

  • All of the books go in a pile
  • The host prepares slips of paper with numbers equal to the total number of gifts.
  • Each participant draws a number to determine the order of play.
  • The person who draws the number one selects a wrapped gift, unwraps it and allows everyone to see it.
  • The person who draws number two takes the next turn. S/he can elect to take an opened gift–in this case number one’s gift–or select a wrapped gift. If s/he takes number one’s gift, number one picks another wrapped gift and opens it. Now there are two opened gifts.
  • The person who has drawn number three takes the next turn. This person can choose any opened gift–in this case there are two–or decide to select a wrapped gift.
  • This procedure continues until all gifts have been unwrapped.

    Specific Rules

  • A single turn continues until a wrapped gift is selected and unwrapped.
  • When a gift is taken from you, you either take an already opened gift, or open a wrapped gift.
  • A player can not immediately take back a gift that was just taken from him/her.
  • If a single gift has been taken three times, on the fourth time, it is out of play.
  • When all the gifts have been opened, the person who first started the exchange gets the final option to take any eligible gift or keep what she has.

    (http://www.ehow.com/list_6977791_white-gift-exchange-party-rules.html)

All of the books last year were terrific; let’s turn it into a tradition 🙂 Keep the English Christmas cheer alive! Hope to see you there.
Cheers,
The ESS Exec. Team

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