To celebrate the holiday season, you are cordially invited to an afternoon of food, games and crazy gift-giving at our new home in Malden. We are going eat, drink and be merry today.
We will have separate checks. When ordering please be patient for the placing and receiving your order. We will not have a collect for our servers - please be generous and tip a little something extra. They work hard, we move around a lot on them.
You don't have to participate in the Yankee Swap to come, there won't be as many games as usual due to the festivities. It'll be more 'conversation' than 'cards' at this event!
************************ WHAT'S A YANKEE SWAP? ****************************
To participate in the Yankee Swap, you will need to bring a wrapped, unmarked gift ~$10-$15 (it doesn't have to be a game, and unusual or wacky gifts are always fun). Guests will be given numbers as they arrive, and they select and unwrap gifts from the pile in that order — with a twist....
The person who receives the number 1 will pick a gift (that is not their own) from the pile and open it for all to see (or models it, reads it, or demos it). During the selection of a wrapped gift, the participant may visually inspect the gifts, pick them up and/or gently shake them.
The person who receives number 2 then chooses a gift and opens it, and then must decide whether to keep it or swap it for the first player’s gift.
Each person in order then gets to select a present, open it and decide whether to keep it or swap it for any other gift someone has already opened. Opening of gifts and swapping takes place until all the presents have been chosen. Finally, the person who picked first gets to choose from all the gifts or keep what he/she has already received. In the end, the gift you are holding is the gift you take home.
TIPS ON WINNING A YANKEE SWAP
Always buy something that you want – there is a good chance that you could end up with your own gift…shop accordingly. Make sure what you purchase for the Yankee Swap is something that you wouldn’t mind walking out of there with.
Be shrewd – If you see a gift that you want…take it. I don’t care if you are taking a gift away from your grandmother that she absolutely loves…take it. She would do it to you BELIEVE ME.
Be a loud mouth and point out to everything else how awesome that other gift someone else has so no one will pay attention to the one you already have and want to keep. Otherwise sit low and out of the way so no one will see what you have unless someone asks to hold up all the gifts. Then just don’t hold it up too high. Got it?
MEMBERS PLEASE READ:
This event is advertised to bring a $10-$12 dollar gift. Let's keep this in the spirit of the season that it was meant to be - just to have a little fun with our friends and enjoy the day. Please bring a gift in that price range and it needs to be NEW. No used items or gifts under $10. Tony started this group in the spirit of making people feel welcome and have fun. This Yankee Swap was a tradition he started and I would like to keep it going.
I like cards! I'm in!!
My name is Marc and I like to play cards and make new friends.
My name is Andrea and I love playing cards.
Seems I might catch on better to games. I've started to learn a few.
It sounds like great fun
LOVE GAMES AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS,looks like alot of fun see ya soon.
I'm Colleen Datelle
I like a good card game!
Hi! I love playing games, so this group seems like a good fit for me.
I like to talk and play cards!!
I enjoy playing cards with good company.
My name is Cory and I enjoy playing games and meeting new people.
Hi - I love all kinds of games - Hope to meet some new people to have fun with!
For games and meaningful conversation.