Game Days 2019
Our Game Days are a one day smorgasbord of Adventures in Cardboard's crafting, theater and live action strategic games. Think Risk or Stratego, but played on your feet and where the playing board is several square miles of parkland divided into mythical provinces. You can work as a team or strike off on your own. Territories can be found, captured and defended and are often populated by mystical characters. Ancient relics can be found in auspicious wild places and used with amazing magical effects.
The action in all of our games ranges from sportingly competitive to creatively improvisational. Whether kids like to dive into mock battle or wander peacefully about the realm looking for hidden magic treasure or fantastic creatures to converse with, they will find something they love while immersing themselves in a beautiful natural setting.
In the first hour of your game day our artists will help teams create the basic equipment you will need to strike off on your own in a dangerous realm, capable of brokering mortal decisions in the blink of an eye. Typically this starts with a swords and shield, but may branch off into any fancy. After practicing the rules of Safe Sword Tag, we quickly dive into the game is strategic capture the flag, a layer of theatrical role-playing is woven in to affect outcomes based on how the kids interact with each other, how they interact with characters they meet and how they use magical relics found along the way.
We've spent years scouting the most beautiful and varied outdoor green spaces, public and private, and we are thrilled about the
Spring Games 2019
Whether you prefer playing live-action games in the field or making things in the studio, Adventures in Cardboard hosts workshops that demand the use of legs and feet as much as hands and head, where artist-instructors seek to unleash a zeal for creative role-playing, and where wonder is the preferred path to igniting a passion for design, construction and playful exploration of the world.
COMBAT PLAY GAUGE
Please consider the level of combat play in each activity. The expectations for combat play set up in summer adventures can be very different from the expectations set up in each different workshop.
Make sure you're signing up for the right class!
- Red indicates a HIGH level of combat play, the workshops are centered around this type of play.
- Orange indicates a MODERATE level of combat play with a little time set aside for it each day.
- Yellow indicates a LOW level of combat play, it might happen but should not be expected daily.
- Green indicates NO COMBAT PLAY. Participants should not expect or ask for any combat play.
1. SOVEREIGNS of the HORDE
Saturday, May 11th, 11am-4pm, ages 8-16
Inwood Hill Park, Indian Road Playground, 570 West 214 St, New York, $89
High Combat Play
Our game at Inwood Hill Park is based around the formation of the Federated Ogrekin of the Sh'ne Sahn. Come play as one variety of these related tusked brutes BEFORE the "Great Peace of Uneating" was established.
Long before the council of Nh'gatha Shrûk and the formation of the Federated Clans of the Sh'ne Sahn, the various surviving bands of Ogrekin roamed the foothills of great Mount Emet and ate whatever they could find, including each other. This was after the strife of The Ugly War, Realm Year 4752, where all the tusked and tufted robusts of the Unseelie Court were driven from the mountain by the smooth and gracile Seelie Court of Elves and their early Dwarven allies.
Choose to play Brucuck (Ogres), Arukusi (Orcs) or Blatu (Goblins). We will follow a classic Dominion game plan with new rules for oversized weapons, shamanic powers, mixing medieval melee and nerf gear and cannibalizing enemies for increased power.
Brucuck play with oversized weapons and brute strength.
Arukúsi play with fantastic shamanic powers and supreme organization.
Blätu play with a chaotic array of technology including nerf gear.
All are fond of any meat they come across.
Explore here for more about Ogrekin!
Fall Games 2019
Please stay tuned! Several more Saturday Games Days are
in the works for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020!
New options will be posted here on Sun, Aug 3rd!