Jack Hanley Gallery, SF (2002)
4' x 8"
Game for the Masses was a project to research social interactions
around gaming. It was used to observe how people use a
game as an interface for conversation, interaction, play
and openess. We found that 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
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.
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. Suggestions:
If your create chains with the pucks, a player may have
the chance to win several pucks.