The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2006 in New York City

A real running of the bulls! Trade stocks in this game of vicious backstabbing and inside information around Wall Street.

Location: By the 7,000 LB bronze bull at Exchange Pl. & Broadway downtown.
#of players: 3 players to a team. Up to 10 teams.
Duration: 2 hours

Insider turns the streets around Wall St. into a gigantic trading pit. Each team of three players represents their own brokerage house out to prove they’re the B.S.D.s in the city. The goal – earn the most money by the end of the game. The method – trade stocks with other players then sell them to the bank at the highest margins. Outside of the trading pit, wandering the streets around the financial district are Insider informants who have special information about the future values of each stock on the block - that is if you can find them. The most ambitious traders can turn to these Insiders to get secret information about how stocks will perform, but only if they’re willing to risk getting busted. Insider will be played for two hours around Manhattan’s Financial District. The game will use SMS technology to distribute information about stock values. Bring your best power outfit and remember, "Greed is good."

Designers: Mattia Romeo, Nick Fortugno, Greg Trefry