“Hunting the Lost Fun”

“Nikos Kazantzakis” Municipality, Carnival 2008

In 2008 Vassilis Politakis created a new carnival game for “Nikos Kazantzakis” Municipality, Crete, with the aim of awakening the carnival spirit, based on treasure hunt games but focusing on fun without the difficult brainteasers.

Vassilis offered the scenario and the overall inspiration of the event, while the idea was implemented under the auspices of the Municipality. The idea was to transmit the enthusiasm of his inspiration to wider social groups very different to himself. The game was intended for the inhabitants of 20 villages outside Heraklion who had never played anything similar before.

Their first suspicion when faced with a “weird” way of thought was quickly overcome, as soon as they discovered the spirit and structure of the game.