Come Out & Play 2010 in Brooklyn
This game takes the restful past-time of people watching and adds an interactive element.
Start Time: Saturday June 5 at 1 PM
This game takes the restful past-time of people watching and adds an interactive element. The players are divided up in teams of 2, and each team finds another team to compete against. A well populated public area is chosen. This could be a sidewalk, a park, a train station, etc. A field of play within this space is decided upon by the players. You might consider limiting the field of play to a small area that is easily observed.
The game consists of 6 rounds, 3 for each team. Each round lasts for 10 minutes. In each round a team will place an object or multiple objects in the field of play with the hopeful intention of causing a passerby to interact with the object. Every time an object is interacted with, the team gets 1 point. The goal of the interaction is made clear before beginning the game: a hanging tambourine or bell invites people to tap it. A box and a drum stick invites people to pick up the drum stick and play on the box. A person on the street can only score 1 point per round, so multiple taps by the same person only scores the team 1 point.
The teams are not allowed to interact with the people passing by.
The game can be played as loose and strict as you want and this is only suggested guidelines. The game can be played without rounds, teams or points by a single player. See video documentation for example of this: http://vimeo.com/11126782
Scott Wayne Indiana, Rune Madsen, Nik Psadourakis and Nien Lam