May Sandpit 2012: Sports and Game Shows

27 April 2012 | 1 comment

Come along to the Southbank Centre from 6:30-10:00 on Friday 25 May, for a free evening of games – new sports, reimagined game shows, competitive commentary, pen-and-paper pursuits, and much more.

There’ll be games to play and games to watch, games with comperes, and secret games hidden in corners. There’ll be scheduled games (book places from 6:30), games where the audience plays a role, and games you can just turn up to. Come along! Tell other people to come along! Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event!

We’re still working out the final details of the schedule, but games will include…

Antiques Fraudshow (Mink ette)
Just like the quintessential TV show, experts hear and tell stories about ‘treasured family heirlooms’ But are they in the know or just blindly guessing? You decide.

The Puppet’s Journey (Miss Lidbetter’s Bakery)
Build your own puppet and then lead it through challenges and past gatekeepers. Only one puppet will emerge triumphant.

Political Football (Gareth Briggs)
Tired of football already? Then change it! A new sport where the audience change the rules for the players.

Updraft (Marc Vousden)
Quick fire balloon batting action. Fast moving teams of two get their balloon to the scoring zone while avoiding their opponents’ buffeting breeze.

You’re In A Room (Fruitbat)
Guide your team-mate through a mysterious dungeon. Play as a dungeon explorer, or create new dungeons for others to play!

The Rolling Stones (Guerilla Dance Project)
An ambient game in which sculptures make music. Caressing smooth marble has never been so much fun.

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Johann Sebastian Joust is a no-graphics, digitally-enabled game for 2 to 7 players, designed for motion controllers (such as the PlayStation Move). Channel the power of J.S. Bach, and try to jostle your opponents’ controllers while protecting your own. Presented by The Wild Rumpus.

International Golf Proxy (Simon Katan)
Golf for your head. IGP fuses the warmer/colder game with poker style betting under a golf umbrella.

Major League Qwazball (Josh Hadley)
It’s the biggest day in the Qwazball season, and your team has made it to the final! Will your cheers and support be enough to propel them to glory?

Stratego-go-go (Nick Giles)
Enter the playing field and head towards your opponents’ flag – but be careful; the route between may be strewn with stronger players, bigger numbers, trickery and traps.

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    Trackback: Hide and Seek Sandpits 2012 « Gareth Briggs on 14 May 2012

    [...] events for this summer, with the theme “Games With Audiences”. The first event is on Friday 25th May, and I’ll be presenting Political Football, a sport where the audience can change the rules [...]

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