Here’s how the game unfolds:
1 - Guests are invited to gather around the Galette des Rois, which has previously been cut to make sure that each guest will have a slice.
2 - The youngest person present crawls under the table and will randomly shouts out the name of someone in the room. A slice is then given to that named person. Once everyone is served, it’s time to eat.
3 - One of the slices has a hidden charm inside! The one that has that charm in his/her slice gets to be king (or queen) for the day, crowned with the paper crown that comes with the Galette des Rois.
Parisianist Fun Fact: According to a survey, 68% of people cheat in order to give the charm to a child who is present.