Pinch the Parcel

Pinch the parcel is a long standing game at UK PonyCon, and takes place on both days of the convention this year.

Kids Pinch the Parcel: Saturday 15:00 to 16:00, Sunday 11:00 to 11:30

Adults Pinch the Parcel: Saturday 16:00 to 17:00, Sunday 11:30 to 12:00

Location: Activity Space (upper floor)


Each participant brings at least one wrapped present with a value of at least £5. We will be providing some spare wrapping paper for last minute purchases, but please bring gifts pre-wrapped.

The game

Everyone sits in a circle and all presents start in the middle. Dice are passed around and if people roll either a one or a six, they get to take a parcel from the middle.

Once all parcels are taken from the middle, a timer is set (normally for 5-10 minutes but will depend). Dice continue to go round, but now people can swipe parcels from the other players.

This continues until the timer is finished.

At the end of the game, you get to keep whatever parcels you have!

General Rules/Things to be aware of

Pinch the parcel in action

If you prefer to see the event in action, Alex Atkin took this video of the adults pinch the parcel last year: