Game On: Hundreds Spend the Night at the Library to Play Futurist Game

Great teaser from WNYC!

McGonigal, who is the author of “Reality is Broken” and an alumna of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, said that her team worked with library curators for six months to identify 100 objects, or treasures — like the Declaration of Independence and the stuffed animals that inspired A.A. Milne to write his Winnie the Pooh series — that would be part of the “Find the Future” game.

Once players use clues to find an object, they must write about the treasures. For the Declaration of Independence quest, for example, “Your writing quest is actually to make your own declaration: ‘What do you feel passionately about — that you think there should be a declaration made to share with the world and inspire others?’,” said McGonigal. “And you have to get 37 people to sign your declaration, just like Thomas Jefferson did.”

There’s also a tidbit in there about me and my Airbike, so that’s exciting.

My declaration? You’ll have to read the book.

Game On: Hundreds Spend the Night at the Library to Play Futurist Game

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