In answer to many questions about the candy bar game from a few posts ago, here it is: (and I take no credit since it’s a total tradition from my husband’s family).
You just buy as many candy bars as there are kids (and/or adults) to play the game.
(KEY: they should ALL be different, and you MUST make sure to set up the ground rules that no one is allowed to cry if they don’t get what they want, and that they will only get to leave the game with one candy bar…puts a stop to much drama.)
Place the candy bars in the middle of the table.
Each player rolls two dice when it’s their turn.
If they roll doubles or a seven or eleven, they get to take a candy bar and hide it under the table.
After all the candy bars are gone, players keep rolling the die for a specified amount of time (depending on how quick you want to end the game). Each time a player gets doubles, seven or eleven, they get to “steal” a candy bar from someone else. BUT they have to remember who has which candy bar. If they request a candy bar from someone who doesn’t actually have that particular bar, they have to give up one of their own.
In the end, we make sure everyone really gets a candy bar so no one goes to bed crying their eyes out.
Mmmm. Makes me hungry.