Tiny Games began life at the Southbank Centre in 2011 and are a collection of very small, very quick-to-understand games. They sit in the real world, inviting participation from any interested passer-by. Their rules can be summarised in just a couple of sentences.
In the spirit of the “big” games in London this summer, Hide & Seek created 99 wee-tiny games and stuck them all over the city, transforming buildings, sidewalks, tube stations and more into impromptu game sites. The rules are all quick and simple and each game takes almost no time to play – anyone can play, anytime they want. Players will be tested on everything from wits to creativity to cooperation to determination, all within immediate reach of their home, workplace, or favorite pub.
It’s great to watch the Olympians do what they do best and admire their near-superhuman abilities, but it’s also important to bring this spirit of competition and fun to non-superhumans like us. We bet that if everyone stopped to play even for just a few minutes everyday the world would undoubtedly be a better place. 99 Tiny Games serves as a reminder to everyone to always be playful, no matter where you are.
99 Tiny Games was part of Showtime, presented by Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival. Showtime was a free outdoor arts festival giving all Londoners the chance to enjoy world class entertainment and culture on their doorstep. 99 Tiny Games ran from from 28 July to 20 August.
What’s happened since 99 Tiny Games? Well we are hoping to turn Tiny Games into an exciting mobile application. Visit the Tiny Games page for more information on our crowd-funding plans and the project story so far…