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Ready or Not, Here I Come!


It's a game we've all played, but now they're making a documentary about it.

Every week in the city, MANHUNT happens. (At first I thought it was an outdoors homo hop like the ones U of T used to host, but no.)

It's a hide-and-seek urban intervention game that happens in a different neighbourhood where everyone is in their 20s or 30s and the hiding places are back alleys and people's backyards.

The game starts out with one person, known as the MANHUNTER, who is "it." After the manhunter has been selected, the FUGITIVES have 120 seconds to hide.

If a FUGITIVE is tagged by a MANHUNTER, she or he is BRAINWASHED and forced to join the side of the MANHUNTERS. At the end of the designated time limit, all FUGITIVES who have not been arrested are declared the winners.

Play occurs within predetermined boundaries. If a FUGITIVE exits these boundaries for any reason, she/he joins the MANHUNTERS. Players are identified as being distinct from the general civilian population by means of a highly-visible armband.

The National Film Board has picked up some interest in this, so cameras will be a' rollin' come this Friday. If you like confining yourself in crawlspaces or just need to seek out secure hiding spots when a zombie attack arises, you might be interested in participating.

Note: the original post had the date: Thurs. the 16th. The correct date is Fri. the 17th.

Manhunt: Yorkville. Meet in front of the Manulife Centre, southeast corner of Bay & Bloor at 8:30 p.m. Bring a neon armband and your best pair of hi-top runners.


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