TIP: You can play this gift-swapping game with as few as five or six people and as many as fifty. But keep in mind, the more players, the more time consuming the game becomes.
Today, the term ‘white elephant’ denotes any burdensome, expensive and useless possession that is much more trouble than it is worth. The origins of the phrase come from Siam (modern-day Thailand).
5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.
A white elephant gift exchange, Yankee swap or Dirty Santa is a party game where amusing and impractical gifts are exchanged during festivities. The goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain party-goers rather than to gain a genuinely valuable or highly sought-after item.
C)Thailand : Thailand is known as the Land of White Elephants as here they are considered sacred. These elephants are considered to be a symbol of royal power. Any White elephant found in Thailand is presented to the King.
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