MSIG 2006 The Fire Lake Game

AirTrix Mini-Golf

Clue Design Rick and Debora
Development Rick and Debora
Construction Rick and Debora
Staffing Rick, Debora, Zach and many of the staff to help set up and tear down

Cafe 34 was turned into a 9 hole goofy golf course but instead of using putters to sink a golf ball, the teams had to manipulate a beach ball through various obstacle sets ("holes") using air power.

Inventory

  • two leaf blowers ("clubs") to be driven by two "drivers"
  • extension cords for the blowers to be maintained by two "caddies"
  • safety equipment for all the active participants (goggles and optional ear muffs)

Rules

  • Each hole had rings/wickets through which the team had to maneuver the ball. The rings/wickets were numbered and labeled with an arrow. A ring/wicket scored only if the ball went all the way through it in the marked direction and all the lowered numbered rings/wickets had already been scored. There was no penalty for going through extra rings/wickets.
  • Hole 1 was on the ground (i.e., used wickets). If the ball left the roped off course, the team had to start the hole over.
  • Holes 2-9 were in the air (i.e., used rings). If the ball touched the floor or a player, the team had to start the hole over.
  • The caddies were responsible for the safety of their drivers. They had to keep the cord from tangling and tripping anyone.

Course

Hole 1 - Sea Serpent
The teams had to weave the ball in and out of the wickets.

Hole 2 - Party
The teams had to fly the ball through six rings some of which were blocked by boxes.

Hole 3 - Clock
The teams had to fly the ball through three rings that were at the bottom of a swinging pendulum.

Hole 4 - Ocean
The teams had to push the ball through a two rings that were on top of a large loose sheet of plastic.

Hole 5 - Circus Cannon
The teams had to fly the ball through a ring next to the barrel of a cannon, activate the cannon with a foot switch to blow the ball through a very high ring, catch the ball and fly it through a final ring.

Hole 6 - Weather
The teams had to stand on small islands and fly the ball through four rings that were suspended from a rotating carousel.

Hole 7 - Slime
The teams had to stand on opposite sides of a slime pit and fly the ball back and forth through four rings.

Hole 8 - Galaxy
The teams had to to fly the ball through three rings suspended from a mobile.

Hole 9 - Windmill
The teams had to to fly the ball through four rings periodically obscured by rotating windmill blades.