Prepare this in advance, Put a small prize into a box, wrap it up in brown paper, and tie it around with string. Wrap this parcel, in its turn, in paper and secure it with string. Continue in this manner until you have a very large parcel.
To play the game, have the guests sit around in a circle and arrange for someone to play the piano or have a long-playing record. The idea is for the parcel to be passed from person to person, so long as the music is playing, but as soon as it stops, the person holding the parcel must untie the string (do not make the knots too difficult) and remove the paper without tearing it. When the music starts again, the parcel must be immediately handed on a before. The last person opening the box which contains the prize keeps their trophy.