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

Come Out & Play 2010 in Brooklyn

Olympic games, Sabbath rules.

Start Time: Saturday June 5 at 2 PM
Location: Old Stone House
# of players: 30
Duration: Less than an hour

The Sabbath is a day to rest - no slaving, no schlepping! The Sages have laid out the 39 categories of work that are forbidden on this day, including writing, carrying and slaughtering goats. But what if you're an Olympic Athlete? This Greek Games / Orthodox Sabbath mashup gets teams to problem-solve and reimagine how you would accomplish certain basic games while observing the Saturday rules. Make your Bubby proud!

Jews, Greeks and players of all nations welcome.

Designers: PlayRites
PlayRites is mostly Jason Anthony and some adventurous friends. He's a non-sectarian, non-religious journalist who has written about religion for the Washington Post, Christian Century, Seed, and many other national and regional outlets. Most recently, he served as the editor of America's oldest religion magazine.

After experiencing 9/11/01 at the WTC, he became interested in how religion affected us - and what it's future on the planet might be. One interesting question is whether our cultural drift towards games might affect religion in healthy ways. PlayRites is part of that experiment.

The long-term result is, a fully-gamed religion.