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3rd Annual Worcester Gift Pile

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Worcester Idea Lab

20 Franklin Street

1st Floor

Worcester, MA 01608

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Another year is coming to an end, and you know what that means! TheWorcester Game Pile and Petricore, Inc. together bring you The Worcester Gift Pile.

Here's how it works:
1) Sign up here or eventbrite and let us know that you're coming
2) Go out and purchase a gift between $10-25. Wrap it, and bring it. (Gift must not violate Worcester Game Piles safe space policy or laws, Gift must not have an age restriction on it IE Alcohol, Cigarettes, etc.)
3) We'll create a pile of gifts, and draw random numbers based on how many there are
4) Gifts will be distributed via a Yankee Gift/White Elephant Swap


Yankee Gift Swap - How to Play:
In Yankee Swap each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area. Guests are given numbers as they arrive, or their names are randomly drawn, 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.


Other Info:
1) You're encouraged to bring food! But, please note if your food has any ingredients that people may be allergic to, such as dairy, nuts, eggs, etc.
2) You may also bring Alcohol, but it can only be consumed by individuals over the age of 21, if you're under 21 and caught drinking near by or at the event, you will be asked to leave and may lose privilege to attend future events.
3) Parking can be difficult nearby; there is free-past-6 street parking in front of and behind the building, as well as a parking lot across the street you can pay to park in. You can also take a shuttle from Becker College to Bancroft Hall which is a 1 min walk from our office.
4) Please message Ryan Canuel or Christin de la Cruz with any additional questions you've got.


We look forward to seeing you then!

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Worcester Idea Lab

20 Franklin Street

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Worcester, MA 01608

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