Behavior: No Victor, So No Spoils

In these games, the idea is cooperation, not competition

"Vampire blob" is a tag game. Anyone tagged, with a mock bite on the neck, joins hands with the biter and becomes part of the monster. "The lap game" is even simpler: a crowd forms a huge ring, and everyone sits down simultaneously on the player behind. Though "blob" and "lap" may seem like innocent cavorting, they are serious business to San Francisco's New Games Foundation. An offshoot of a 1973 New Games Tournament, staged by Whole Earth Catalog Creator Stewart Brand, the foundation is...

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