city games

Games for playing in public space, turning cities, festivals and museums into game boards.

 
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INVERTED OPERAs

A commission for Playsonic at Alte Oper Frankfurt: a game set among musicians and movable sculptures. 

Collaboration with David Helbich and Rosario Talevi // 2018

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one easy step

A set of patterns filling the Quad at King's College London, and five mirrored plinths, each with a game to play.

Matheson Marcault // 2016

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the scientific village fete

A set of fairground games, each one reimagined to tell a different story about science for New Scientist Live

Matheson Marcault // 2016, 2017 

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mAnifesto

A game about coming up with a manifesto that you're willing to stand behind - while racing against the clock.

Matheson Marcault // 2015, 2016

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the skegness selfie hunt

A treasure hunt across Skegness for six different moments of strange seaside history, for SO Festival.

Matheson Marcault // 2017

 Illustrations by Martina Paukova

Illustrations by Martina Paukova

54 cities

A deck of cards that also contains a puzzle-driven walking tour, sending players on four different routes around Kensington and Chelsea - one for each suit.

Matheson Marcault for InTRANSIT // 2015

 
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scotch hoppers

Game design for an installation and performance in Glasgow, turning a sidestreet into a playspace as part of the Commonwealth Games cultural programme.

Brian Hartley // 2014

 Photo by Colin Davison

Photo by Colin Davison

games for places

A set of games and patterns designed for corners of East Durham, installed in five different sites across East Durham.

East Durham Creates // 2014

 
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Treasures: the hunt

A treasure hunt for the Natural History Museum, sending players to places of exceptional natural history interest across London.

Hide&Seek // 2013 

 
 Photo by John Need

Photo by John Need

the new year games

An afternoon of games throughout Edinburgh's Old Town - from paper aeroplanes in the Hub to a labyrinth in St Giles' Cathedral, drawing over 10,000 players.

Hide&Seek // 2012

 
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99 Tiny Games

Ninety-nine site-specific games, three in each of London's 33 boroughs, scattered throughout the city as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Hide&Seek // 2012

 

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no place I'd rather be

A game about building tiny utopias in shoeboxes.

w00t // 2014

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circles and squares

Games played on circular patterns, with elastic, ribbons, chasing and performance.

Malta Festival // 2014

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the soho stag hunt

Chase a stag. Tie balloons to its antlers. With Alex Fleetwood, Mink Ette and Tassos Stevens.

Read the rules // 2007

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bees

Teams of bees compete to communicate the location of flowers - but they can only dance and hum.

Read the rules // 2008