18, 23 2005
Williamsburg & DUMBO, Brooklyn
had been going better than I could have ever expected! People from all
over the world e-mailed me, including members of the press, asking all
kinds of questions about these silly urban games on the streets of Brooklyn.
I decided it was time to take it to the next level: team games with
everybody's favorite, Capture the Flag.
The first game was set in Hipster Central, Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
chosen for its scenic view, cobblestones and rail tracks, it made
an excellent field for Capture the Flag. By far the largest turnout
of any game, almost 50 people came out to this one. My friend Shival
rolled up to people running in all directions and screaming "Incoming!"
The rules were still a little hazy, but the spirit of all-around fun
pervaded to make a truly unique night. Winner- the Yellow Team. the
original ad // the group shot // top
The second game was set in DUMBO, Down Under the Manhattan Bridge
Overpass, because it had proven one of the best spots we had used
so far. Complete with the Jay Street Connecting Rail, two bridges,
the Manhattan skyline, and enough cobblestone and graffiti to prove
we were in Brooklyn, DUMBO is beautiful in a gritty, I Love New York
kind of way. The turnout was a perfect size, filled with lots of loving,
familiar faces, and the rules this time were more clear. This made
for an excellent game full of screaming, running, laughing and pandemonium!
As it was the last game before I left, the result was appropriately
- a draw. the original ad // the
group shot // the
video // top
Blog mentions and press:
We were featured on:
The game board is divided into two "sides" by a street or
avenue. Each team is chosen at random; but friends' preferences will
be respected. Armbands will be used to denote teams. Each team is given
a flag and is allowed 10 minutes to hide the flag and develop a strategy.
The flag MUST be placed on the corner of two streets. At the end of
the 10 minute planning time, a fog horn will sound.
The central street ("the border")
is neutral territory, but the sidewalks of the central streets are not.
Players are safe on their side. If
they are in enemy territory, they can be tagged by an opponent. If you
are tagged, you must proceeed to the furthest street in your own territory.
Players are allowed to use bicycles,
skateboards, rollerblades, longboards, taxis,
and B61 busses as long as they are not
carrying a flag.
A point is scored when the enemy's
flag enters your territory. When a point is scored, a fog horn will
sound and all players must return to their sides for a 2-minute flag
The team with the most points at the
end of 60 minutes wins! :) // top
video and maps:
There are a lot of pictures that haven't
been uploaded yet, so for now, here are the group shots, 1 video and
a map of the Williamsburg game:
For more information, contact kevin at newmindspace.com
- otherwise, keep posted for new projects in your metropolis :) //
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