june 16 2005 // williamsburg, brooklyn //

! Thanks for a great night! Where should the next one be? E-mail kevin at newmindspace.com

Join us for Capture the Flag, the totally regressive team game with bases, jails, sides and flags! Run along the streets of Brooklyn's waterfront, treading over cobblestones and trolley tracks. Outwit opponents, hiding around warehouse corners before you find their flag, outmaneuver their flag keepers and dash home for a point in the pulse-quickening game of urban capture. Defend your territory with its view of the Manhattan skyline, tagging trespassers and sending them to jail. Manhunt has been wonderful; come capture the flag for a night of summer joy. The streets are your playground, reclaim them! Bedford Ave. & N 8th Street on Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 PM sharp. take the L to Bedford Ave and walk north. Here's a neat summary you can send to your friends:

Tonight! June 16th, 2005
Capture the Flag!
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bedford & N8th, 8:00pm sharp
join us for a game of capture the flag. that's right. you don't even have to tell us, we know we're old school :)
rain date: this event is now rain or shine

Future games: There will be one more game hosted by newmindspace in June. Manhunt players will host the games in July! :)

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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 re-hiding.

The team with the most points at the end of 60 minutes wins! :)

All ages. You do not need to sign up, just show up :) But I appreciate the roll call! If you are late, simply choose a team by putting on an armband, which will be left for you.

e-mail for more details.

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