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Interactive Hide & Sneak Outdoor Game: “Bring Home the Beacon”| Union Square

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA

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CANCELLED: “Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF

> EVENT UPDATE: This event is no longer taking place.

Sandbox is a monthly open mic, held every second Thursday, for playtesting live games and participatory experiences. Work presented is generally embodied play–unlike video games or board games, the experiences at Sandbox generally involve players moving around and exploring space and interacting with other players.

Each month, seasoned and amateur designers alike are welcome to share games with a playful audience; players of all sorts are invited to play, learn, critique, and get acquainted with the art of experience design.

Bring a game to share or enjoy playing others’ experiences.

The night starts with one or two quick warm-up games played together as a group. Afterward, the games for the night are introduced and you’ll break into groups to play your choice of games.

If you have a work-in-progress and want to try it out, even if it has nothing to do with the theme, you’re welcome to run it at Sandbox and gather feedback.

Join the Facebook group to receive updates about Sandbox events.

Come playtest an interactive outdoor game that will debut at the Come Out and Play Festival in New York City in a few weeks.

Lily Cheng and Albert Kong (Come Out and Play Festival) made a game called Hoardquarters and then it was called Hoard & Seek. Then it was called Bring Home the Beacon (in its current iteration).

Before the official debut in NYC, they want to run a playtest to make some tweaks and test some mechanical things.

The game involves hiding and sneaking in public, crowded spaces, in multiple teams, and possibly involves a bunch of LED lights. Albert can guarantee it will be fun with 75% confidence, but if they get some players to test it, confidence will boost to 90%.

Please note, this game will be held on Monday, July 14, not July 17, as per the usual third Thursday of the month schedule.

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
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fun & Games, San Francisco
Address: Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA