Most museum visitors have to keep their hands to themselves. Not when Craig Bloodgood’s around. Craig Bloodgood’s The Game Room at Fuller Craft Museum is an interactive exhibition that lets visitors compete against each other at games like Roofer Madness and Bababule created and built by the artist. Artist and inventor Craig Bloodgood combines craft and ingenuity in games that are as much about playing as they are about winning or losing. Made entirely out of wood, Roofer Madness and Bababule have moving parts and levers that depend on visitor interaction.
Visitors to Fuller Craft can not only see Bloodgood’s games, but touch and play them. Both Roofer Madness and Bababule put players across the table from one another and encourage them to develop strategies and create ways to play.
"What you get with one of my games is the place where my creativity and inventiveness end," says Bloodgood. "But for the person playing the game, it’s the point where their creativity and inventiveness begins. That is the ultimate in interactivity."
Bababule is a crafty take on Billiards played on 8’x3’ four-pocket tables with cue sticks. Roofer Madness pits one team against another on the rooftops of a sinking city. The object is to score more points than your opponent by either capturing him or getting yourself off the roof. Both games are delightful hands-on experiences for everyone.
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