Several items of clothing, eg hat, t-shirt, scarf, etc
Knife & fork
Large block of chocolate
Form a circle, sitting on the floor.
Place tray in middle of the circle with knife, fork, chocolate on top of it.
Place the clothing next to the tray.
Instruct your group to roll the dice, one person at a time in a clockwise direction.
When a person rolls a 6 they are invited to put on all of the items of clothing and use the fork and knife to cut and (if they have time) eat a small block of chocolate.
This person may keep cutting and eating one block of chocolate at a time until a new person rolls a 6.
When this occurs, the person in the middle of the circle must immediately stop whatever they are doing and take-off the clothing (to be worn by the next lucky roller.)
Game continues until all of the chocolate has been eaten.
How To Play Narrative
Ask your group to sit in a circle, on the floor/ground works best.
Place a tray in the middle of the circle, with the knife, fork and block of chocolate sitting atop. Place the clothing adjacent to the tray.
Explain next that, one at a time, each person will roll the dice, and regardless of the result, the dice will be passed to the left around the circle.
Nothing happens unless and until someone rolls a 6, at which point (after passing the dice,) the lucky roller gets up and races into the centre of the circle.
This lucky person is now ‘entitled’ to eat the chocolate, but, they must, first, put on all of the clothing and then only touch the chocolate with the knife and fork. Their aim is to cut just one small block from the larger block of chocolate.
To provide a fuller picture, the lucky person fully clothed will attempt to eat one square of chocolate cut from the block using only the knife and fork supplied. It’s not as easy as it seems.
Even better, this lucky person is entitled to keep cutting and eating one block of chocolate, for as long as no one else in the circle rolls a 6. This is where the suspense builds and mouths water.
As soon as a new person rolls a 6, the person already in the centre must immediately stop doing whatever they were doing, take off the clothing, and return to their spot in the circle, making room for the new lucky person.
It is highly likely that a ‘lucky’ person may only get as far as throwing the scarf on before the next ‘6’ is rolled. Of course, I have also seen many squares of chocolate consumed by one person in what seemed like a drought of sixes.
Continue until the chocolate disappears or the energy wanes.
Practical Leadership Tips
From experience, flat blocks of chocolate, you know the ones already divided into little squares, work best. Chocolate bars are often quite thick and difficult to cut, not to mention, difficult to assign small and equal portion sizes, too.
Ideally, the clothing should be relatively easy to put on and take off. That’s why I suggest a hat, scarf, and a t-shirt. Sunglasses, a coat, and gloves are also good possibilities.
With a really large group, introduce two or more dice into the circle (say, one per twenty people or so) to keep as many people engaged as possible.
Note, as it can sometimes be difficult to cut an exact square of chocolate, beware those who do not bother to cut their morsel into smaller blocks. Indeed, if you think this could become an issue, you are well-advised to break the whole chocolate block into smaller pieces before you start.
As we are dealing with food here, beware of any allergies your group members may have to the ingredients in the chocolate.
Run Run Run: As above, and place the clothing at the other end of the room/hall. Rolling a 6 requires the lucky person to leave the circle and run to get at the chocolate (without or without needing to dress first.)
Wrapped Up: Wrap the block of chocolate as many times as possible with newspaper or other wrapping paper (to slow the process) as you would with the popular children’s game Pass The Parcel. Those who roll a 6 must still cloth themselves, and will continue to unwrap the parcel one layer at a time until the next person rolls a 6 or they reach the prize inside (keep this a secret for added suspense.)