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The TFT Guide to... City Street Games

11 August 2006

Just recently you may have noticed the media getting a bit overexcited about something called 'city street games'. Usually organised over the Internet, they've included a mass pillow fight outside St Paul's Cathedral, hide-and-seek on the streets of Toronto, human Pac Man in Manhattan, and stalking other
'assassins' with a water pistol in London in a game called 'StreetWars'. However, the police have already raised concerns about people carrying anything that may resemble a real gun, and antagonising strangers who are not part of the game. So are these games really safe? TFT reports...

....

1) 'StreetWars Killer' players who drench the wrong person are introduced to an older, more traditional street-based game: 'Getting Your Head Kicked In'.

2) South London police are baffled when they find 16 people dead, their bodies surrounded by gaily-painted breezeblocks, only to find they had been playing 'Tower Block Tetris'.

3) London-wide game of 'British Bulldog' proves fatal after 9,999,999 'bulldogs' pounce on last remaining non-bulldog.

4) Street game players attempt to recreate their childhoods with a giant game of 'Blake's 7'. However, this seemingly harmless pursuit results in four fatalities following a vicious fight between 350 'kidults' over who gets to be Avon.

5) Street games are finally banned after 1,131 people die playing 'M1 Frogger'.



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