In the 12th century, Saracens led by Saladin defeat the Crusaders and conquer the Holy City of Jerusalem. The knightly orders are forced to return to Europe, in search of new goals and territories. For a time they wander, fighting for Western kings or for the formation of independent states. Each one of them is trying to build new fortresses and impose domination from the Mediterranean to the Northern Sea.
Each team represents a knightly order and must build a medieval fortress, as strong as possible. In order to achieve this, they must fight against other knightly orders and get hold of necessary provisions.
STAGE 1 - IDENTITY
Teams chose a name of their Knightly Order, a Grand Master (captain) and a Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms must stand for one or two shared values of the team.
STAGE 2 - BUILDING THE FORTRESS
Each team receives the same set of materials to raise a fortress. A visual reference of a medieval stronghold will be printed on a panel of 100 x 60cm, stationed right in the heart of the kingdom. The panel also includes a list of mandatory tasks for the stronghold to be considered complete: four watchtowers, a swinging bridge, a pulley gate, dungeon, stables, fountain etc.
Materials kit: wooden frame 100 x 200 cm (for the foundation), carton boxes, duct tape, colored markers, various cutters, a metallic liner, compass etc.
STAGE 3 - COMPETITION
While building the castle, there will be a series of challenges. Each won challenge brings you a number of coins, with which the Trader of each team can buy construction materials: thread, glue, board, PET bottles etc. You can also buy game advantages: a team can block the strongest contestant of another team from taking a certain challenge; you can also buy the advantage of entering a challenge with more points or you can simply capture a "prisoner" by stopping him/her from building the castle for a certain amount of time.
Archery, scavenger hunt (looking for certain supplies that are necessary to the construction), horseshoe competition, newspaper tower (each team must build a tower as high as possible and solid enough to hold an apple on top of it), basket (throw the ball inside a basket fixed on a tree), blind volley (teams can't see the position of their opponents due to a thick and tall mat) etc.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
min. 20 - max. 200 people