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Pass the parcel is a popular children's party game in which a parcel is passed from person to person around a circle. Trivial Pursuit is a popular party game. ... A parcel is a mailable or shippable item other than a letter, book, or other document. ... In Euclidean geometry, a circle is the set of all points in a plane at a fixed distance, called the radius, from a fixed point, called the centre. ...


In preparation for the game, a prize (or "present") is wrapped in a large number of layers of wrapping paper. Usually, each layer is of a different design so they can be easily distinguished. Smaller prizes or mottos may be placed between some or all other layers of wrapping. A prize is an award given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements. ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A motto is a phrase or collection of words intended to describe the motivation or intention of a sociological grouping or organization. ...


During the game, music is played as the parcel is passed around. Whoever is holding the parcel when the music is stopped removes one layer of wrapping and claims any prize found under that layer. The music is then restarted and the game continues until every layer is removed and the main prize claimed. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary All Music Guide: includes a comprehensive and flexible Genre and Style system MusicWiki: A Collaborative Music-related encyclopedia Science of Music: Multimedia exploration of the...


The stopping and starting of the music is usually done by an adult who is not taking part in the game. While in order for the game to be fair, they should not observe the game, in practice they often do, to ensure that every participant has a turn, that prizes are well distributed and perhaps that the child whose party it is claims the main prize. A fairer alternative is to prepare recordings of short snatches of music. A party is a social gathering intended primarily for celebration and recreation. ...


Variations on the game include allowing participants to remove as many layers of paper as possible (rather than just one) before the music restarts, and including challenges or forfeits on slips of paper in place of mottos. Forfeiting is the act of voluntarily admitting defeat in a competition or contest, thereby surrendering victory to the opposition. ...


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Pass the parcel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Pass the parcel is a popular children's party game in which a parcel is passed from person to person around a circle.
During the game, music is played as the parcel is passed around.
Whoever is holding the parcel when the music is stopped removes one layer of wrapping and claims any prize found under that layer.
The Party Bag Pass the Parcel (222 words)
A ready wrapped pass the parcel game containing one main present in the centre (worth at least 99p) and five layers, each containing a toy/novelty (worth 10-25p each). Each parcel is wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper.
A ready wrapped pass the parcel game containing one main present in the centre (worth at least 99p) and ten layers, each containing a toy/novelty (worth 10-25p each). Each parcel is wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper.
A ready wrapped pass the parcel game containing one main present in the centre (worth at least 99p) and twenty five layers, each containing a toy/novelty (worth 10-25p each). Each parcel is wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper.
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