FIGMENT Oakland
Oct
24
12:00 pm12:00

FIGMENT Oakland

  • Mosswood Park

FIGMENT Oakland is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.

Come Out & Play SF 2015
Sep
19
Sep 20

Come Out & Play SF 2015

  • Union Square

Come Out & Play brings play back to the real-world with regular events and an annual festival showcasing the best new street and live-action games from around the world.

Undercover Stratego
Aug
2
3:00 pm15:00

Undercover Stratego

  • SOMA, San Francisco

Join us for the premiere of a newly designed game of incognito stealth and subterfuge: Undercover Stratego! Each of you will prowl a highly trafficked public place, looking for agents from the opponent team and using your scouting, bombing, or assassin powers to defeat them to win the game.

Conversation and presentation with Floodlight Productions
Jul
28
6:30 pm18:30

Conversation and presentation with Floodlight Productions

  • The Go Game

This June, join us for a conversation with and presentation from Joshua Marx, artistic director of Floodlight Productions based out of New York City. Joshua will be sharing with us his experience producing The BEING, an immersive adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, asking what it meant to search for love in a world where you were the Monster.

Santa Cruz Retreat for Analog Play
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Santa Cruz Retreat for Analog Play

  • Kresge Town Hall, UC Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Retreat for Analog Play is a low-fi, DIY, BYO one-day game-making event on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus! Who are you? Who am I? How do we construct and present identity? And how can we make a game out of that?

Sandbox #25: Beans
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Sandbox #25: Beans

  • The Go Game

Sandbox is a monthly open mic for playtesting games and game like experiences. Bring a game to test or revel in the work of others.

FIGMENT Oakland Artist Meet & Greet
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

FIGMENT Oakland Artist Meet & Greet

  • Farley's East

Artists! Makers! Creatives! Friends! Want to know what's up with being an artist at this year's FIGMENT? Want to learn about what FIGMENT is to begin with? Come to FIGMENT Oakland's first Artist Meet n' Greet of our new 2015 event season!

Conversation with Journey to the End of the Night
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

Conversation with Journey to the End of the Night

  • The Go Game

The Adventure Design Group brings you Thomas Lotze, the current lead organizer of Journey to the End of the Night San Francisco. Journey is arguably the most influential street game ever made. Created in 2006 by Sam Lavigne, Sean Mahan and Ian Kizu-Blair, it has run every year in San Francisco since then. Over 2,500 players fled chasers through the streets of San Francisco last year. Journey has spread across the world to New York, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, Washington DC, Vienna, and other cities -- wherever there is a street games community, you will likely find Journey.

The Racket
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

The Racket

  • Gamenest

You're invited to a party that's going to be to die for. Step through the door and into the role of a mover and shaker in a city of "upstanding" citizens and underhanded crooks. Will you be The Doctor? The Detective? The Thief? Anything and everyone is possible this evening, and anything and everything can happen.

Jericho weeknight meetup
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

Jericho weeknight meetup

 

Jericho is an Urban Game that is a battle of wits, because everyone is a spy! Think of it as a game of capture the flag played in public. We meet every month to play rain or shine, day or night. All that is needed to play is a Nerf pistol, a bandana, a healthy imagination, and an uncanny ability to hide in plain sight. All games are usually played in downtown SF. No advance preparation needed. Just show up at the meeting spot with your gun & bandana. Cellphones are not required, but suggested.

Houdini's Last Séance
Mar
18
4:30 pm16:30

Houdini's Last Séance

  • The Red Vic

We invite you to a very special meeting of The Secret Society of Intrepid Alchemists, wherein you will witness the Greatest Experiment in contacting the Spirit World: Houdini’s Last Séance!

Sandbox
Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

Sandbox

  • Treat Social Club

Sandbox is a monthly open mic for playtesting games and game like experiences. Bring a game to test or revel in the work of others.

Puzzled Pint
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Puzzled Pint

  • To Be Decrypted

Puzzled Pint is a social puzzle solving event which happens on the second Tuesday of every month. The Friday before each event, we post a location puzzle to this web site. The solution to that puzzle will lead you to a local pub/bar/restaurant in your city. On the night of the event, show up at the pub any time between 7PM and 10PM, and we'll have more puzzles for you to solve while you enjoy drinks and food.

Chinese New Year Scavenger Hunt
Mar
7
4:00 pm16:00

Chinese New Year Scavenger Hunt

  • Justin Herman Plaza

Our Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt is the largest and most popular treasure hunt of its kind in the United States. Its inventive clues and unique, little-known treasure spots draw thousands of spirited participants who return year after year for this exhilarating, fun-filled event. 

Adventure Design Minitalks
Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

Adventure Design Minitalks

  • 2 South Park

Save the date! Many amazing designers and creators of games, theater, interventions and other immersive experiences are in town for the Game Developer's Conference, and we've invited a few to discuss their work with us.

Undercover Assassins at Pier 39
Feb
22
3:00 pm15:00

Undercover Assassins at Pier 39

  • Pier 39

Undercover Assassins is a fun, stealthy team game set in a crowded public place. You'll get a polaroid of your target at the beginning of the game, and have a polaroid taken of yourself. The goal is to eliminate targets on the other team by finding them in the crowded pier and asking them, "have you seen this person?". But make sure not to be eliminated yourself! 

Puzzled Pint
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint is a social puzzle solving event which happens on the second Tuesday of every month in the Bay Area and around the world. Join us in solving puzzles this Tuesday!