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  • How to play the game Break the Ice
  • Maria Eckersley
  • Family ReunionFHEGamesGirls CampMutualSt. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick's Party

How to play the game Break the Ice

How to play the game Break the Ice

Of all the luck-based games in my stash, this one is among my favorites. The tension of seeing your luck dangle on the sturdiness of a paper-thin tissue that makes this game so suspenseful and fun. It was a big hit with both the adults and teens at our St. Patrick's Party.

Supplies:

  • 1 cup for every player
  • 1 tissue for every player
  • 1 rubber band for every player
  • 1 toothpick for every player
  • 5 dice for every player

Objective:

  • To be the last player with dice on the tissue

Rules:

  • You cannot move a die once it's on the tissue
  • When poking holes, you must get at least half of the toothpick below the tissue surface
  • You cannot poke in the same spot more than once
  • Rolling a 1: you must add one die to the 'ice'
Play:

Give each player a cup, tissue, rubber band, 5 dice and a toothpick. Instruct the players to create the 'ice' by unfolding their tissue and laying it across the top of the cup. Use the rubber band to secure the tissue to the cup and create a flat surface. Each player adds on die to the 'ice' surface. Roll one die to determine the starting player. The highest roll begins by rolling two dice. The total of the dots determines the number of holes that player must poke into the tissue.

If a 1 is rolled, they must add that die to the top of the cup (you can never have more than 4 dice on your cup). Play continues in a counter-clockwise rotation. If any dice fall into the base of the cup, that player is out. The winner is the last player with dice on top of the ice.

The Fun Part:
Players will come up with all kinds of strategies on how to puncture their tissues. Some will poke the tissues evenly, others will try to keep all their holes in a central spot. Regardless of their game plan, most dice will be dangling through the tissues within a few minutes of play.

To find the full party instructions, invitations and decorations in my shop, click here.

 

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