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

Come Out & Play 2008 in New York

Super Happy Fun City Bingo
A zany turn on the bingo card.

Start Time: Saturday June 7 at 3 PM
Starting Location: Tompkins Square Park inside the 9th St & Avenue A entrance by the columns
# of players: 6 teams of 3-4 players each
Duration: Three 20-minute rounds
Designers: Walt Disney Imagineering, Research & Development

Using New York City as a gameboard, teams race to complete a Bingo card full of the eccentricities of the city. While searching for a variety of objects and actions, players don’t always know what is a part of the game and what is a part of the New York City scene. Players might have to find a kid eating a hot dog, a person in a chicken suit, a cartwheeling businessman, or a woman humming along to the 1812 Overture. Once found, players must snap a Polaroid of the action and slap it on their gameboard. First team to complete five in a row calls Bingo!

The Rules

  • Teams are composed of 2 or 3 players
  • Each team receives one Bingo card and a Polaroid camera per round.
  • When the game begins, the teams explore the environment to identify subjects from their Bingo card.
  • Once the subjects are found, the teams take a Polaroid picture of the subject to fill in their Bingo card.
  • The photo subject must be identifiable
  • Each team must stay within the boundaries of the designated play space to complete their Bingo card
  • When a team completes their Bingo card (a row, column or diagonal of 5 subjects), they race back to the starting point to hand over their Bingo card to the organizers.
  • If the team has correctly completed their Bingo card, Bingo will be called, the round will be over, and a new round will begin.
  • All players must return the Polaroid cameras at the end of each round. Or else we’ll tattle.
  • Each round will use a different set of Bingo cards.

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