Parlor Games are a perfect resource for Christmas fun. It’s hard to resist some of these good, old-fashioned games.
Play Your Your Own Parlor Games
A couple more just for a little more Christmas fun.
Twirling the Trencher (or spinning the plate)
Find an unbreakable, rigid plate (plastic, wood ect. Paper will not work.) Seat the players in a circle with a large open space in the middle. The first player stands in the middle of the circle and spins the plate on the floor while calling out the name of another player. The names player must go to the center and catch the plate before it stops spinning, then it is their turn to spin the plate and call another player.
Have everyone in the group write out a suggested (general) topic of conversation and a letter of the alphabet on a slip of paper. Choose two or three players to start the game. Have one select slip of paper out of a hat or basket.
The players must have a conversation about the topic on the paper. The trick is that each sentence must begin with successive letters of the alphabet, beginning with the one on the paper. They must proceed, through the alphabet, ending with letter they started on.
For Example Topic: Going to the library; Letter I
- Player 1 – “I’m so excited, I get to go to the libray–wanna come?”
- Player 2 – “Just can’t, I don’t have a library card.”
- Player 3 – “Kelly has one that she will let you use.”
- Player 1 – “Let me call her and see if she will.”
- Player 2 – “Make it quick!”
- Player 3 – “Not a problem.”
Continue on until one player falters or they return to ‘I’ to finish. If your groups has a little less patience, you can either cut them off at 60 seconds and see which group can get the farthest through the alphabet in the same amount of time.
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