for the Masses is research project made to observe social
interactions around gaming. It revealed how people use
games as an interface for conversation, interaction,
play and openess. This game prompted creative thinking
and problem solving. The game was positioned in a gallery
with a small set of rules and instructions, but the
game was left open for development. Over the course
of the night, the game developed into a multiplayer,
3dimensional, architectural, gambling, building site
for ages 3 and up.
The 3d pentagon serves as a dice. The brownish pieces
(pucks) are distributed evenly among players. Players
are asked to place the pucks in the main square defined
by the red tape. Each player has a roll and tries to
roll the dice onto a puck. If the dice lands on a puck,
the player gets it. The left hand rectangle is a community
pool or gambling area. A string was haning from the
ceiling. No rules were assigned to it.
Table, 2 keyboards, 14 one-slot puck's, 8 2 hole puck's,
14' string, Polyhedron/Dice
Distribute Puk's equally among players.
Number of Players: 2-4
Game Objectives: To obtain all puck's.
Default Rules: Areas outside of red
boxes are "out of bounds"
How to Play:
Choose Player to go first.
Each player places a puck of choice on the board. (In
main rectangle: defined by red tape)
First player rolls Polydice into rectangle attempting
to land on a puck. If a puck is touched by the dice,
the player gets to take the puck into his possession.
If the player does not touch a puck, they must put one
of their pucks on the board.
If your create chains with the pucks, a player may have
the chance to win several pucks.