|Clotheslines... not just for clothes!|
For SHFMCC you will need:
- 2 decks of cards
- 1 envelope (optional)
- Clothesline (optional)
- 53 Pegs
The premise of the game is that customers will purchase a card from one of a 52 piece deck. They get to pick the suit and the number. You have chosen from the other 52 piece deck (this means no jokers etc) a single card at random and have placed it in an envelope. Once all of the cards have been purchased by your customers you will open the envelope and reveal who has the matching card and won the competition and a fabulous prize! It is like a giant, random game of snap.
If you are able to the first thing to do is get your camming area set up. I recommend attaching a clothesline or some string in a zig zag or just generally horizontal fashion on the wall your camera will be facing. This will give you a great visual with all the cards behind you. Once you have set up the clothesline, take one of the decks of cards, removing all the jokers and rule cards and peg each card to the clothesline so you have 52 playing cards all ready to be plucked as the customers purchase them.
If you don't care about reusing the cards you could write the clients names on the cards and re-peg them up as you go, or you could be economical and just write a list to keep track of who purchases what card and let the clothesline start looking empty as you countdown. I also recommend putting the envelope holding the winning card in the centre of your display and ideally making it colourful and eye catching. Our customers are visual creatures and it always looks good and encourages tips when you make an effort.
You can keep this game going for several weeks if the cards don't all sell out right away which they may not. Just remember to stick a little ad on your profile page about it, promote it on Twitter, and just have fun playing with your customers.
May the cards smile upon you!