Co-create a giant sidewalk chalk board game in the street! Roll dice. Hop, twirl, squawk, recite, wiggle. Make up rules, build it bigger. The Land of Parcheesopoly is designed to instigate connection and interaction with friends and strangers through movement, laughter, manipulation and negotiation of rules, cheating when appropriate, and ridiculousness. Originally presented at the Northern Spark Festival in June 2013 in Lowertown, Saint Paul with support from Irrigate, Parcheesopoly has been remounted for Open Streets Minneapolis, St. Paul Open Streets with the Artify Hamline Station project, Northern Lights' Discovery Day, and other community events in the Twin Cities. The game evolves throughout the day as players add to the board with their own instructions and alter routes and rules of play. Examples might include the basics such as “Go back 2 spaces” or “Roll again” as well as creative action commands like:
- Make a funny face at someone you don’t know.
- Recite a seven word poem about honey badgers.
- Sing a song you hated as a child.
- Pretend you are wearing a funny hat.
- Wiggle like green jello
- Five jumping jacks
- Howl like a wolf
- Holler like Tarzan
- Groom yourself like a cat