Magazine article Parks & Recreation

It's Worth Downloading the Game and Having a Walk around Your Park

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

It's Worth Downloading the Game and Having a Walk around Your Park

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It's worth downloading the game and having a walk around your park. Players have a goal of being within 40 meters of intended locations, and if something is strongly defended, they are forced to stand directly at the object--you would be fine standing next to a sculpture or you might have an issue standing in a bed of flowers. It's also worth noting the placement of portals versus drive paths. If cars are allowed in your property area, they may be playing while driving, and if they want to get the full value out of a round, they will make the loop four times. If you enjoy the opportunity of having players come out, do reach out to the local [Ingress] community, which is very easy. They will appreciate any guidance of being welcomed to the area as well as understanding rules if it's a big problem to be in the area after dusk. If you have a paid facility, consider group discounts for Ingress players in large numbers. This applies to zoos, arboretums and so forth. To play the game effectively, it can take eight-plus players working together, which on a nice afternoon out can turn into 20 or 30 people all wanting to join in. There are also monthly events which have the possibility of breaking 100-plus people. I've played this game for two years and am an organizer for the local 10-100 person events, and it's always great to have buy-in from the location we are at. …

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