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

Come Out & Play 2007 in Amsterdam

Human Snake
Join the conga line in this life-sized version of Snake

Location: CO&P HQ at Westergasfabriek
#of players: 10+ for time trials, 16+ for head to head
Duration: 1 hour tournament of multiple 5 minute rounds

You've played the classic game Snake on your phone or PC, now join the conga line and play the life-sized version.

A real-world version of the classic computer game Snake, two conga lines, of approximately 5 people, race around the game area collecting apples until the gate opens and they race to the finish.

The 'apples' are potential players holding up a cardboard cut out of a fruit, when a snake grabs them they drop the fruit and become the head of the snake and have to lead the conga line to the next fruit. The dropped fruit is picked up by another potential and so on.

After the time limit is reached, a whistle is blown to tell them that the 'gate is open' (a ribbon held between two people in a location suitably far enough away from both snakes) and they must race to the finish line to win bonus points.

Designers: Minkette