Games We Played On Sunday

20 July 2011 | 0 comments

In one corner of the Hide&Seek office, there is a pile of large cardboard boats. In another, there are 65 blue squares of the ocean, each one carefully illustrated: a giant lobster, a flock of confused birds, a whirlpool, and what seems to be a huge floating cake.

They’re all left over from Saturday’s Sandpit at the National Maritime Museum, to celebrate the opening of their new Sammy Ofer wing. We had sailors in cardboard ships striding across Neptune Court…

(Picture by Michael Dales; the game is Simon Katan’s A Motley Cruise, with ships by Michelle Roche).

There were plotting survivors in a lifeboat in the Seminar Room; trainee sailors in the Colonnade; jigging sailors being instructed in the entrance foyer…

(Picture by Kevan Davis, showing our languid musician Johnny and a rather-less-languid me explaining the rules)

If you missed it but want to get an idea of what it was like, try Graham Walmsley‘s review here – or come along to the Southbank Centre on 4 August, when we’ll be having a seaside-themed evening of new games, plus a couple of runs of some of the games from last Sunday.

Thanks to everyone who came and played, and to the museum for having us – we had a brilliant time. We’ll add more pictures and reviews here as we find them.

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