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Come Out and Play Festival 2012: Opening Night | SF

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

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2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival | SF

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco.

2016 Come Out & Play Festival
September 24 – October 8, 2016
All over San Francisco
FREE (festival games only, special events are paid)

This year, Come Out & Play SF expands its programming with a full season of special ticketed events. They will host a wide variety of incredible live games, mysteries, and adventures that showcase the breadth of the Bay Area’s scene.

2016 Game & Festival Schedule

All festival games are free to play – stop by the Chapel anytime to register and pick up a schedule of events.

Full 2016 list of games

Saturday, September 24: Street Games Day
1-5 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
Discover new dimensions of the world around you as you play games where the city streets are your gameboard. You can expect an Undercover Street Game by that will invite you to slip into the crowd and hide in plain sight without others even knowing there’s a game going on as well as Safari Zone which turns your Pokémon Go game into a quickplay race for the most, biggest, smallest, and rarest pokémon (no battles required.)

Sunday, September 25: Alt Sports Day
1-5 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
Join a team and move your body with unusual sports and field games. You can expect twists on classics like Capture the Flag, competitive new sports like Jugger, and high concept athletics like River Gauntlet. Games generally last anywhere from 10-45 minutes, and game runners will be on hand to help you learn the rules. Athletic shoes, active wear and sunscreen recommended.

Wednesday, September 28: Tabletop Games Night
7-11 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
Expect to play board games and RPGs that will change the way you think about food, language, and tabletops. Games generally last anywhere from 15-60 minutes, and among other games, you can expect the edible “Order of the Oven Mitt” and the role playing game like “Sign” which examines the development of sign language and more.

Friday, September 30: Night Games
7 pm to 11 pm
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
A big night of story, spectacle, and play, with amazing games set all over Fort Mason – games like Block Party, Exploding Kittens, The Forger (try to make fake art and pretend it’s real), a Silent Disco “sorter” where you try to find others who are dancing to the same beat, an escape game called “Isolation” and tons more.

Saturday, October 1: Urban Exploration Day
1pm to 5pm
Fort Mason Chapel
Discover new dimensions of the world around you as you explore the park through puzzle hunts, interactive poetry walks, and more. These games use the landscape and natural affordances of Fort Mason to shape your experience and craft challenges.

Sunday, October 2: Family Play Day
1pm to 5pm
Fort Mason Chapel
A day of new and classic games for kids and grownups alike. These experiences have been designed with families in mind, so expect lots of silliness, opportunities to connect, and space for creativity. Games generally last anywhere from 5-20 minutes.

Saturday, October 28: Journey to the End of the Night
5 pm to 11 pm
Japantown Peace Plaza
Journey to the End of the Night is an annual San Francisco street game that has been running since 2006. The game is free and open to the public. Its like a game of virus tag throughout the city with thousands of your closest friends: players try to make it through the checkpoints spread around the city without getting tagged, and if they are tagged by a chaser, they become a chaser as well.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Opening Night Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival | SF

Celebrate with Come Out and Play SF and SOMArts as we kick off three weeks of city-sized games for all ages.

RSVP and skip the lines on opening night.

Opening night party games include:

  • Shadowplay: A large-scale street game projected directly onto the walls of the city! Players jump, dash, stretch and contort their shadows in a bid to score points by eclipsing objects floating through the game.
  • Sixteen Tons: Four players face off in a strategy game that uses heavy sections of steel pipe as the game pieces. At the beginning of the game, players take out three dollar bills from their wallets to bribe other players into moving your pieces for you. The strategy element is simple to solve – but the social play of Sixteen Tons is impossible to predict.
  • WANTED!: Maggie Durrant, head cowgirl at the Cowgirl Way Society, is WANTED by the law! 1-10 players take on cowgirl roles in this 30-minute interactive Western drama. SMS prompts build character and intrigue while cowgirls try to help Maggie get out of town.
  • Shadoni: Players get to choose what songs a live band plays in this improv-based game–one night only at the opening reception!
  • Hearst Collection: Players navigate an in-gallery laser maze to steal pieces from the Hearst family’s collection of priceless paintings and sculptures from the ancient and modern worlds. Security will be tight, so watch your step.
  • Doodle Defense: A low-tech, whiteboard-based tower defense game in which players race to draw game pieces to beat the onslaught of bugs.
  • The Board Game Lounge: A replication of your living room, but with brand-new board games made by local designers–the handmade Berlin Wall Game, The Cove, and Toy Fight, and the high-tech Sifteo cubes.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you should RSVP if you don't want to wait in a huge line.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Free Stuff, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Recurring – Annual - November, San Francisco, San FranFREEsco
Address: 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103