Okay, okay, it started as a joke. The front room at HomeShop is so cold that nobody wants to work in there, so how can we use it? For a permanent ice sculpture display, said a voice from Hokkaido, which is famous for its huge ice castles during Snow Fest in Sapporo. Well, it’s not that cold, but maybe we could heat it up, and declare victory over our old enemy, Beijing winter? And so the Melting Ice Festival transpired.
《非社交游戏》 / Associalization
桌子中央有大量带着图画的卡片。每个玩家拿6张牌，并不让其他玩家看见。轮到某个玩家时，他选择一张牌，可以用一个概念、词语、声音、句子或其他 方式向所有玩家描述这张牌，并将其牌面朝下放在桌子中央，其他玩家从自己手里的牌中选出与这个描述最相似的牌，并同样牌面朝下放在桌子中央。进行 描述的玩家要试图让至少一个其他玩家猜中他出的牌，但又不能让所有玩家都猜对（至少有一人猜错）。然后重洗桌子中央的牌，再把这些牌依次翻过来， 顺序排列。接着每个玩家投票，选出那张他们所认为是描述玩家所出的牌。最后的得分由票数决定。（如果至少一人但不是所有玩家猜对，该局的描述玩家 得3分；猜对描述玩家所出牌的其他玩家得2分；自己所出的牌误导其他玩家，一人/次得一分）
Perhaps some clarification is in order to explain what happens in the game Associalization (which, looking in the rear-view, should technically actually be called Asocialization, but was subject to an asinine Freudian slip), partly because game nights will become a monthly tradition at HomeShop (says the erstwhile Dust Bar proprietor). Stay tuned and join next time!
Rules work this way:
There are a large amount of cards with drawings on them. Each player gets a certain number of cards, for example 6. Players’ cards are hidden from one another. The player whose turn it is chooses a concept, word, sound, sentence etc. for one particular card, announces it to all players, and places the card face-down. Their intention is for at least one player to correctly guess their card, but at least one player who does not correctly identify. Other players check their own hand for cards that could possibly correspond, and put these down. The cards are shuffled, and finally flipped to reveal the images. Then each player votes on which card they think is the the originally chosen one, and points are allotted depending on the distribution of votes (3 points to the player whose turn it is, if at least one but not every player chooses their card; 2 points to the player who chooses the correct card; 1 point to the player who has fooled others with an “incorrect” card.)
It’s so easy, apples can also play.
冷凝混音（第1场) / Condensation Sound Collage (Stage 1)
Condensation Sound Collage (Stage 1) was a simple process of recording people’s responses in private to a number of questions about sounds their families make, unedited and overlaid.
袖珍“哈尔滨彩色冰雕”扮靓家作坊 / Little Harbin highlights
乔治·华盛顿与蛇 / George Washington with snake
爸爸 / Father
小妹妹和叔叔 / Little sister and uncle
妈妈和小孩子 / Mother and baby