Assassinated by Hugs?!

I’m a big fan of interactive reality games. Reality as in live action, happening in this world we inhabit, not the world of bits and bytes. Introducing Cruel 2 B Kind developed by Jane McGonigal (who did Tombstone Hold Em last year.)

Cruel 2 B Kind is a game of benevolent assassination.

At the beginning of the game, you and a partner-in-crime are assigned a secret weapon. To onlookers, it will seem like a random act of kindness. But to a select group of other players, the seemingly benevolent gesture is a deadly maneuver that will bring them to their knees.

Some players will be slain by a serenade. Others will be killed by a compliment. You and your partner might be taken down by an innocent group cheer.

First game in the LA area is happening next weekend at the 3rd Street Promenade. Details, Rules, Registration.