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First day of Game Inventing Workshops

We had a great time making up new games yesterday at Baggator. We transformed amusement pier games using a flytipping asthetic to get kids thinking, and more importantly seeing the rubbish thrown out on our streets.

Highlights of the day were Mattress Hunt, a live moving shooting gallery (with balls and rubbish grabber throwers)

Mattress Hunt in action

Mattress Hunt in action

Mattress hunt costumes ready!

Mattress hunt costumes ready!

A skittles game using fridges and a wrecking ball

Wrecking ball Fridge Skittles

Wrecking ball Fridge Skittles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also played Flytip Face and cheered up some unwanted houshold items

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Flytip face fridge

Flytip face fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound like fun? Come and join us from 12-4 today @ Baggator, All Hallow Rd, Easton

 

 

Redcliffe Play on the Green

Malcolm visited Redcliffe Childrens Centre’s Play on the Green event yesterday.

He took along Mufti’s ‘Trash-buchet’ a catapult which fires rubbish into miniture commmunal bins.

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

 

Trash-buchet has been made for the Transforma-bin project by our designer, Bec Prior

He invited a group of children to play with the game and they took to it like ducks to water!

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They started off firing beanbags labeled with various waste items (food waste, newspapers, bottles) and clearly knew which rubbish went where! Thanks to Keir for supplying the materials for the bins and the beanbags. They then went on to fire a variety of items from around  the green, experimenting with weight, distance and power. It was a really fun afternoon and I look forward to playing Trash-buchet with more young people soon.

On my way home, I bumped into a group of neighbours in Easton and they also got a go on Trash-buchet, They played for a long time on our street and made up new point systems based on skill and distance. They also interviewed each other with our audio recorder and we talked how the game could be improved and about recycling. I’ll post an except soon.

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Transforma-bin Workshops

Transforma-bin Workshops

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Aged 11-18? Come to our Game Inventing workshops at Baggator Young Peoples Project. Spend a week with a professional game-maker and designer, experimenting, inventing, and making games and playable contraptions.

‘Make Sunday Special’ on Stapleton Rd on 23rd August.

 

 

 

8th-21st August 12-4pm

Make Sunday Special 23rd August

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 Baggator Young Peoples Project, The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Rd, Easton,

Bristol BS5 0HH

£2 per session, £5 for whole week

To get involved or find out more, contact us

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

 

Games you used to play

We are talking to local people about games they play, or used to play , wherever in the world that was when they were young. We’re recycle these memories into Binstallation and inspire our young game inventors for our summer school.

If you’d like to tell us about games you used to play, you can do so here.

Look out for us at events in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill this summer.

Game inventing workshops

Mufti Games are converting a communal bin into an interactive, playable game station.

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Aged 11-18 years? Release your inner inventor. Work with us to invent and build new games and playable contraptions and show them at Make Sunday Special on Stapleton Road.

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When?

18th-21st August 12-4pm

Make Sunday Special 23rd August

Where?

Baggator Young Peoples Project, The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Rd, Easton,

Bristol BS5 0HH

£2 per session, £5 for whole week

To get involved or find out more, contact us play@muftidoesgames.com

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