Its back by popular demand! Get ready for an epic battle during Homecoming Week. The game will begin on Tuesday, October 11th so don’t delay signing up. Online registration closes on Monday, October 10 at 12:00 PM. No late registrations will be accepted.
What is the Spoon Game?
The game consists of players whose goal is to eliminate their targets while attempting to avoid being eliminated. Everyone has a different target and no one knows who is trying to eliminate them.
Your target is the one person you are assigned to eliminate.
Eliminating Your Target:
You can eliminate a person only by successfully tagging them with your spoon. Do not hurt anyone (including yourself) or damage anyone’s possessions while trying to eliminate an opponent.
If you find out who is trying to eliminate you, your only option is to run and hide when you see that individual.
No one is allowed to eliminate your target but you. Others may help you track down someone but they cannot actually eliminate anyone.
Plastic Spoons (as long as you are holding it; thrown spoons do not count). Only the scoop end of the spoon should be used.
Safe Zones are areas in which you cannot eliminate or be eliminated by anyone. If someone attempts to eliminate you in a safe zone, please inform him that you are in a safe zone and that their “elimination” is invalid. Safe Zones Include:
- Classrooms or other locations where a class is in session. During a class break, a student cannot be tagged unless they leave the classroom.
- Player’s living space (Exception: If you invite your assassin into your room, it is no longer a safe zone)
- Bathrooms: Your entire body must be in the bathroom for you to be safe.
- Places of worship (Church, Sunday School, Small Group, DGroup, or Bible study settings)
- SEBTS Chapel (Inside of Binkley and the outside stairs of Binkley are safe zones from 9:45 AM- 11:30 AM on days chapel is offered).
- Inside of the SEBTS Library
- During SEBTS Student Organization Meetings (BCM, PAL, SIT, etc): 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after the advertised start and ending times for these meetings students may not be eliminated.
- SEBTS Homecoming Events: 30 minutes before each event and 30 minutes after each event students may not be eliminated if the student is planning to attend the event. If the student does not attend the Homecoming Event, then they may be eliminated during this time frame.
- Places of Work (On and Off Campus): You must be in your office space or clocked-in to be considered “working.”
On Tuesday, October 11 at 12:00 PM a picture of your target will either be placed in your mailbox (if you live in Lolley or Goldston) or will be left at the Ledford Center front desk (if you live elsewhere). At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 the game will begin. With your picture will be a plastic spoon that should be used as your “weapon.” You must carry your picture and spoon with you at ALL times until you have been eliminated or the game is over.
When you eliminate your target, your new target will instantly become the target of whom you just eliminated. For example: Your target is Sam and Sam’s target is Casey. If you eliminate Sam you new target is Casey.
When you eliminate someone, you must report the elimination as soon as possible on the bulletin board in the Ledford Center. This board will include pictures of everyone involved in the game. You will need to place an eliminated tag over the person you just eliminated and write your name on the form. This board will be helpful to everyone still in the game to determine who is still in the game and will help determine who the winner is.
If you are eliminated, the person who eliminated you will be reassigned to the player whom you were targeting. This means you should give the picture of your target to the person who eliminated you. This is why it is vital for you to carry the picture of your target at all times. If you are eliminated, we ask that you exit the game politely and with good sportsmanship. There will be opportunities to place again. Please remember that this is just a game but your actions should be glorifying to the Lord.
Joel Gunn reserves the right to eliminate any player based on poor sportsmanship or lack of integrity. In addition, Joel Gunn may choose to eliminate someone if he discovers they are skipping classes or if they are making choices that could be harmful to themselves or others (running into a road with cars, climbing out of a window, etc).
If a player resigns, he or she must notify Joel Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of making their decision and they must bring the picture of their target to the Student Life Office. This must be done as quickly as possible so the game can continue for others. If you believe that someone has resigned without notice, please email Joel Gunn and he will verify as soon as possible with the individual that they are still in the game. It will be assumed that any individual who has not picked up their envelope by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 has resigned. Joel Gunn will notify the appropriate people of their new targets.
Two winners will be recognized. One recognition will go to the last individual left in the game. The second recognition will go to the individual who eliminates the most number of targets. These two individuals will be awarded bragging rights and their winning spoon.
To play, you must click here to fill out this form no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, October 10, 2011. On this form, you will verify that you agree to read and follow all the rules for the game.