Trap StreetSandpit at Hide and Seek 2008Bees
Trap Street is an ambient game: an installation that sits in place for a few hours or a few days, and is built up gradually by players following a ruleset. In this case, players are building up a map — but not a very reliable one.
A "trap street" is a small imaginary street added to a map by cartographers, so that they can catch their competitors out if their maps get copied. In Trap Street the game, players add two things to a growing map of their city: one true thing, and one lie. They also use red and green stickers to judge other additions.
Players return later to see if they managed to make anyone else fall into their trap, believing their lie or disbelieving their truth.
- Trap Street ruleset