Today we’re announcing one of the international games we’ll be playing at #FreshAir15 – the Soho Stag Hunt! Designed by Minkette, Alex Fleetwood, Holly Gramazio and Tassos Stevens, and first played as part of The Soho Project alternate reality game, it involves players hunting a mythical stag around a suburban landscape and attaching balloons to its antlers to score points. It’s very easy to startle the stag, though – players can only approach in very small groups, cannot use mobile phones (the stag can sense them) and must not make too much noise! In the video below, from the game’s second outing at Hide and Seek 2008 in London, a large group of players are flattering the stag while they attach their balloons to make sure he doesn’t run away…

Stag Hunt from nikkipugh on Vimeo.

The Soho Stag Hunt has been played in a number of cities in different versions, including a creepier version called Black Stag in Pittsburgh; we’re excited to work on a version that will suit the particular needs of Fresh Air!

You can help us bring more international games like this to Melbourne by supporting our Pozible campaign for Fresh Air in 2015; find out more at: