Field Games, 10am-1pm
The Play Your City Challenge*, 2pm-5pm
Social Games, 4pm-8pm
Street Games*, 5pm-8pm (limited to 18+)
Playtest Party*, 8pm-11pm
*indicates an 18+ event
You can come to as many or as few parts of the Festival as you want for the same ticket price, so come to a bunch!
A soccer-style football game with a massive flagpole for a goal! Flagstaff Football is a sport with a single, central flagpole for a goal. Teams can kick and catch the ball in order to line up the perfect shot.
A beautifully elegant game of circles and discs. Ramp up your score before banking your points, or go for the long shot for a chance at double-or-nothing.
Kill Him and You Will Be Famous
Be the master, or kill the master. You know that scene in the kung fu movie where the master takes on 50 thugs one at a time? This is the street game version of that.
Super Bacon Grab, the Greatest Bacon Game Ever Played 2: The Return of the Bacon
Modern society has crumbled like bacon bits on a salad. There is nothing left. Survivors band together to gather the only resource left – the only hope for humanity: BACON. This game is open to all ages of people that love BACON!
Created by kids, for kids. It’s a suspense-filled survival game, with more and more bowlers going after
fewer and fewer moving targets. Who will be the last goal standing?
We’re testing a theory that play can make the city a better place to live. Play Your City is a challenge to design, implement, and document a playful project that makes the city better, all in three hours. Players mind-hurricane and rapidly-prototype an idea based on simple tools and secret constraints, then head out into the city to make it happen. Final projects are showcased during the Playtest Party and collected into a downloadable PDF for other cities to put to use!
If it dangles, grab it! Weenis Wars is a fast-paced game where opponents have 15 seconds to grab as many “Dangles” off their opponents’ weenises as they can.
A chaotic game about traffic jams, car wrecks, and dinner parties. The game of Bottleneck is fast-paced and high-stakes, as players rush around, yell out silly phrases, and link arms…but some of them might wreck if they don’t pay attention!
There is the sound of a heartbeat. As the heartbeat beings to race, ninjas creep silently, fluidly, into the space. They are in a battle to the death, and it is kill or be killed, one at a time….
A real-world game enabled by a Kinect. Two players work together to move objects around the floor, as a searchight sweeps the playing field. If they players are spotted, they must remain motionless until the searchlight has passed them by, or risk losing everything.
Survive the zombie apocalypse one move at a time. Experience the breakout of the zombie apocalypse first-hand in this turn-based action game. When the siren sounds and the first zombie is identified, everyone else is in a fight for survival. The only way for the humans to survive is find the key hidden somewhere playing area, unlock the doors, and escape. Zombies win by feasting on all of humans. It’s every living, dead and undead creature for themselves.
Welcome to the intersection of Gmane Street and Gninth Avenue, the most trafficked area of Gnometopolis… during the lunchtime rush… on the busiest Gnome holiday of the year, Gnu Years Eve. Your team’s job is to get the Gnomes and their things to exactly where they need to be as quickly as possible – unfortunately, everything is written in Gnomish. Can your team make all the right moves before time runs out?
You must get the Object! Somewhere in the city, there is a significant object. You need to get it. Unfortunately, you don’t know who has it or what it looks like. Fortunately, every three minutes it broadcasts its location on Twitter. Get to it.
Just-invented, never tested, brand-spankin’ new games. The Playtest Party features new experimental games created by some of the best designers around. Could be great, could totally break, but that’s what we’re here to find out!