(Video and photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
In that quick clip by WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams, you hear Marie LeBaron explain the West Seattle Cardboard Challenge – which became reality just about a week after she put out the call for venue ideas.
The Kenney (WSB sponsor) was the place, as Marie (above) announced, and local kids were the stars:
From left, that’s Patrick O’Leary, 8; Matt LeBaron, 9; and Ruben Smith, 7, checking out the puzzle game “Skittle Riddle.” See more, ahead!
If you missed the original inspiration – Caine’s Arcade is the story of a Southern California boy who created a colossal arcade from cardboard while hanging out at his dad’s auto-parts store. It’s inspired a movement for low-tech, high-touch play among kids – and this Saturday was set as a day for Caine’s Arcade-inspired Cardboard Challenges everywhere, including West Seattle, where of course there were games:
That’s Lucy LeBaron trying her luck with a tossing game that doubled as a fishing game. Building and playing all happened together – 10-year-old Helen Simmons (center of the next photo) built a cardboard-box game:
Retro inspiration for this next one, a Pac-Man game:
7-year-old Noah Gardner did some bowling:
He masqueraded as a robot for a while, too (that’s mom Mari Gardner helping):
There was golf, too:
And as with Caine’s Arcade, games offered a chance to win:
A sweet time was had by all: