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The Land of Parcheesopoly

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Co-create a giant sidewalk chalk board game in the street! Roll dice. Hop, twirl, squawk, recite, wiggle. Make up rules, build it bigger. The game will evolve throughout the day as players add to the board with their own instructions and alter routes and rules of play. Examples might include basics such as “Go back 2 spaces” or “Roll again” as well as creative action commands like “Make a funny face at someone you don’t know.” “Recite a seven word poem about honey badgers.” “Sing a song you hated as a child.” “Pretend you are wearing a funny hat.”

The Land of Parcheesopoly is designed to instigate connection and interaction with friends and strangers through movement, laughter, manipulation and negotiation of rules, cheating when appropriate, and ridiculousness. This free participatory project was presented at Northern Spark 2013 and returned to the pavement for Open Streets Minneapolis on Lyndale Avenue on June 23rd, 2013. Returning to Open Streets Minnehaha Ave in collaboration with Peace Coffee Sunday, August 11th 10am-4pm, and find it again later on September 21st at Open Streets on Lowry Ave in North Minneapolis.

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