Mime Tribe [big games]0March 20th, 2012Big Games
The first project for “Big Games” class with Greg Trefry was to create a people game – a game where everybody in the class would be playing at the same time. So we had the challenge to invent a new game that would allow 20 people to participate equally and have fun. “Capture the flag” and “Mafia” are exemples of a people game.
It sounds really easy in the beginning, but to make a simple understanding game with not many rules, that it is still really fun to play, is very complex.
For this project, I worked with Ali Sajjadi, Hyeyoung Yoon, Phil Groman and Zach Schwartz. We develop a game named “Mime Tribe”.
Find your tribe, score for your team.
How to play?
- The group is divided into 4 color teams.
- Teams will have 30 seconds to strategize before each game.
- Each player receives a card designating their TRIBE.
- Players look at their own card, but may not show anyone else.
- Upon the instruction to begin, players have 25 seconds to silently find other members of their TRIBE. It’s forbidden to make any sound.
- Once you are confident that someone is in your tribe you must form a circle by holding hands.
- Each player in a correct tribal circle will be awarded points for their team based on the number of players in that circle.
- Two members of the same tribe will each win 2 points for their team. Three members will win 3 points. And so on.
- If just one player is in the wrong tribal circle, everyone in that circle receives zero points.
- Players that are alone at the close of play will also receive zero points.
Here a video from our playtest demonstrating how you can play this game:Tags: big games, games, ITP, people game, play, playtest