Oct 072013
 
Work in progress, as Dianne was designing...

Work in progress, as Dianne was designing…

Happy Monday! To start off the week, Dianne Chadwick made you a BOARD GAME!!! OmigoshOmigosh how fun is THAT?!? All you have to do is visit DAY 7 on Gothtober.com and download the game, follow the instructions, and you’re ready to experience the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat. The game is called “Trick or Treat” and it consists of three pages that you print out, cut and assemble. It’s for players 5 and up, Dianne used her very own 5-year-old as her test subject, and said that

He loved it, but mostly just wanted to eat the candy.

Dianne wanted to make a game that you can pretty much play anywhere, all you really need is access to candy and coffee container lids (to serve as “cauldrons”) Here’s some info from the official “box instructions” of the game

It’s Halloween and mischief is in the air! Collect as much candy as you can and return home before your house is trashed by marauding tricksters!

One of the great things about this game is that if you lose game pieces, no worries. Just head to the snack bar and purchase some more jelly beans. Dianne hasn’t played this game with four people yet, so if you want to give feedback or tell us how you did playing “Trick or Treat” with four or more players, let us know. You should be able to extend game play by acquiring more candy. “Trick or Treat” can be played at the park, at recess, during your lunch hour, on the train, practically anywhere, it’s made for travel. We’ll be playing the game at CraftNight (at Akbar) this week, thanks Dianne for giving us this very clever and beautifully designed diversion for the Halloween holiday!

Aug 242013
 

Okay! Gothtober applications are over, Gothtober artists have been chosen (to be revealed to the public soon enough) and while the Gothtober artists toil away, we prepare for another tradition: Trick or Treat for Unicef! My Grandma Bautista would take part in raising money for the United Nations Childrens Fund, and as a kid, I thought that was really cool. I liked being a kid who could help other kids around the world. Here is an awesome PSA from Elizabeth Montgomery (of Bewitched) from 1969, asking you to Trick or Treat for Unicef, but the address on it isn’t correct, so don’t use that if you want more info, go here instead.

 

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