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URBAN CAP GAMEs A serie of mini games with Berlin’s most popular waste


Flea Circus

>> players : 2 – 4 >> material : 1 plate + 5 same caps by player >> rules : the goal of the game is to use a cap to flip another cap into the bowl, when the game starts, players start to flip their caps into the bowl as fast as possible, when a cap lands next to the bowl the player takes the cap and tries again. The first player to land all of his caps in the bowl, wins.


Tower of Pisa

>> players : 2 >> material : unlimited caps by player >> rules : Players take turn to stack 1 cap on to another to build the highest tower, the player that makes his stack fall, loses. alternative: combine powers to build 1 massive tower, the player that makes the tower topple, loses.


Tic-Tac-Toe

>> players : 2 >> material : 5 same caps + 5 same caps >> rules : players take turn to put 1 cap in their own color on one of the 9 squares. The player that succeeds to complete 3 in a row, wins


Flick the Cap

>> players : 2 or more >> material : 1 caps by player >> rules : Players align 1 cap on the starting line, the player that flicks his cap the furthest, wins.


Jeu de Boule

>> players : 2 Teams of 1 or 2 >> rules : a players starts the game by throwing the red colored cap onto the pitch. Players take turn to throw a cap as close to the red cap as possible, each player gets 3 throws. The team that succeeds to land a cap closest to the red cap, wins.


GoGo

>> players : 2 or more >> material : a wall + 3 same caps by player >> rules : players take turn to throw a bottle cap as close to the wall as possible, the player that succeeds to land one of his bottle caps closest to the wall, wins.


MEMORY

>> players : 2 – 4 >> material : 10 pairs of caps >> rules : the game starts with the bottle caps turned face down. players take turn to flip 2 caps of choice, if the caps match the player receives the pair and gets another go, when all the pairs have been collected, the player with the most caps, wins.


cup-a-cap

>> players : 2 or more >> material : 1 paper cup per player >> rules : use your paper cups to throw a bottle-cap back-and-forth. It’s harder than it looks! What will be your record? alternative: the player that makes a fault leaves the circle, an ultimate champion arises.


ESTAFETTE

>> players : 2 or more >> material : each player needs 1 paper cup and 10 bottle-caps each >> rules : players shake their cup, filled with 10 random caps, and throw them on the ground, the upturned caps can be picked up and ‘banked’ at the other end of the playing field (only upturned caps count!) the first player to bank all of his bottlecaps, wins. >>this games was designed during the ‘Urban Hacking Games’ workshop at Playpublik festival 2012, Berlin


Gulli

>> players : 2 or more >> material : a man-hole, enough bottle-caps >> rules : Every city is full of man-holes. They usually come in unusual shapes and sizes. Find a man-hole with an interesting pattern and think of a boardgame using the man-hole as a board. Try using different powers for different caps (like with chess) >>this games was designed during the ‘Urban Hacking Games’ workshop at Playpublik festival 2012, Berlin


Cappix

>> players : 2 or more >> material : a stick, some gravel, and a handfull of caps >> rules : The first player takes a handfull of caps and throws them on the ground. The second player then takes a stick and ‘connects the dots’ between caps. Free association: go wild on this on! Take turns until players agree on a final form. >>this games was designed during the ‘Urban Hacking Games’ workshop at Playpublik festival 2012, Berlin


Cap soccer

>> players : 2 players >> material : a flat surface, some pencils, 4 caps each >> rules : Use the pencils, or any other object, to set up the field. The goal of the game is to be the first to score 3 goals. You are only allowed to move caps by flicking them trough 2 of your other caps, take turns until a winner arises. >>this games was designed during the ‘Urban Hacking Games’ workshop at Playpublik festival 2012, Berlin


Credits ‘Urban Cap Games’ by Florian Rivière - www.florianriviere.fr and Sylvan Steenhuis - www.sylvansteenhuis.nl ‘Urban Cap Games’ is the result of games made for the Playpublik festival 2012, Berlin. Some of them were created by participants of the ‘Urban Hacking Games’ workshop. special thanks goes to Invisible Playground for hosting the festival invisibleplayground.com

Urban Cap Games  

Bottle-cap mini-games