The holidays bring together family and friends to celebrate the joy of the season. After the food has been eaten and the gifts are unwrapped, what’s the gang to do? Why, play games, of course! But no one wants to drag out the same old board games collecting dust on the shelves, right?
If you’re looking for something to get everyone out of their seats, consider adding the Poop the Potato game to your repertoire.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Never heard of it? Well, LADbible shared a fun video to give you the lowdown on what this crazy game is all about:
It looks sort of like a version of those old school field day games we played as kids. You remember those goofy races with eggs or water balloons? In this version, though, all you need are a few potatoes that are probably laying around the the kitchen and two buckets.
The premise is simple. Split the group into two teams. Everyone gets a potato. The object of the game? Carry the spud between your legs to the bucket where each team member deposits the potato into the container. And, yes, the name of the game perfectly represents how you will all look while playing it.
The video above has had more than 40 million views and been shared hundreds of thousands of times.
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, a British show called “Loose Women” played their own game of Poop the Potato. The show posted a classic picture to share in the new holiday game fever:
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) December 12, 2017
Wow, playing in those heels! Big props there to Denise!
Needless to say, a lot of people on the internet are talking about this trending game:
— Lucas williamson ❗️ (@007claw) December 12, 2017
A few Twitter fans said this “new” game is a case of ‘what’s old is new again’:
@loosewomen poop the potato! My grandparents played this with us 40 years ago at Christmas but we pooped a penny. Much harder 😂😂
— Maxine (@Mtf1962M) December 12, 2017
Another Twitter user is over all the hype, because she’s been there, done that:
— Amanda Egan (women's fiction writer) (@Mummy_Misfit) December 12, 2017
However, it’s clear that many people are having a great time playing Poop the Potato.
Even the teens are getting in on the fun times!
What do you think? Are you ready to play this year’s hottest party game?