This weekend was unseasonably warm in Saskatoon, calling for another attempt to integrate snowballs into our usual game of Capture the Flag. The idea was to introduce snowballs as an additional tagging mechanism, allowing defenders to more easily close distances between their positions and the onrushing hordes. Though this would certainly have been an interesting experiment, we unfortunately had only six people show up. What better things people have to do on a Saturday afternoon I cannot imagine.
But there we were! In a park full of snow with a group of people eager to play in it! So, drawing on my many good experiences making up playground games on the fly with the Trifecta, I proposed a 3v3 king-of-the-hill style game incorporating the snowballs we were all so eager to throw at each other.
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