Games

Pop-up Pest

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Pop-up Pest is an interactive, strategical live board game based on the map of Downtown Budapest and a real-life frame story. How could we transform the environment we live in to make it better, more liveable and interesting? How can we take part in the shaping of the Inner City? Just like in real life, we have lots of opportunities to do so in this game: players can plant trees, stand up for the preservation of historic monuments, rent parcels in the community garden or organize street festivals and in the meantime they can do a brainstorm on urban development and community life. Meanwhile the city keeps on changing…

The board game with a 25 square-meter floor space had its debut in September, 2012 during the centenary celebrations of Ernst Museum, and was also laid out in Andrássy Avenue during Mobility Week where passers-by could make changes to the Inner City to their liking. From the autumn 2012 on we shall organize game sessions in Ernst Museum for which we expect applications non-stop via email.

The concept of the live board game was developed by the stuff of the kultúrAktív coordinated by Tóth Eszter, and the cool graphics were made by Sirály Dóri.

We introduced the game on several national and international conferences. The Hungarian report is available here while the english study available here.

Sponsors: Nemzeti Erőforrás Minisztérium, Nemzeti Család- és Szociálpolitikai Intézet, Műcsarnok