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CityScrabble, Laughter Yoga,  Biscuit in a Basket (or Shadow Play), these are but a few of the creatively designed games put together for the Athens Plaython Festival. And if you’d like to get involved in more than just playing, but in creating new ways to play, the festival hosts a range of game design and technology technology workshops from local and international artists for both kids and adults. They’re inviting you to take the role of game designers, tinker with new technologies and learn how to design innovative play; you will create your own arcade soundtrack, create new types of Olympic games and craft narratives for your neighborhood!

Tickets to the two day festival are 3 euro per person and can be booked online.

The games, open to everyone (young and old, Greek and non-Greek, locals and visitors) will be held on Saturday September 29, 2012, 20:00 to 23:00 and Sunday September 30, 2012 from 12:00 to 16:00 30/9/2012 at “Technopolis” Municipality of Athens Room “Nikos Gatsos’ (Building” D12 “), courtyard, Piraeus 100, Gazi. Party will follow.

If you’d like to read a bit more about the various games, visit the organizers website.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!