Perhaps prematurely, I fell through in this first challenge by not blogging about it post it's deadline and instead choosing to take it upon myself [and a bunch of pretty Oz girls] to come up with the first task myself.
This, however, was the brief [well... My version of the brief]:
Create a simplistic game that has it’s heritage in an Australian related sport and that can be carried out around a bar/public house/bar like surface. This could be any sport that is enjoyed in Oz, focusing particularly on creating a game that can be played with an active participation. The consumption of alcohol, though not specifically suggested, has a place within the culture of both Australia and pubs and therefore it would be slightly disparaging to not involve at least a few alcoholic beverages...
This was the idea that the 1000 Heads team proffered us to get our creative juices going. It's called 'Sydney Cricket':
Players agree amongst themselves the number of ‘overs’ (turns) that are to be played – each ‘over’ giving the player six attempts at scoring ‘runs’ (points). Once agreed, players take it in turns to spin their coin on the playing surface and attempt to score runs. The classic version uses the board below, with players spinning from the centre circle and scoring runs by landing their coin within the rings. If your coin finishes up off the board though, you’re out… Howzat!
NB: If a coin lands between two rings, an umpire’s decision must be sought on where the majority of the coin lies and runs awarded accordingly.
I shall soon blog my final idea - I want as much feedback as is possible!
Image taken from here. Safe.