THE HISTORYTwo roommates in New York sat down and decided theyneeded to clean their apartmentThis was unacceptable:So they decided to createa sport that would transcendthe polarization of America:Mitt-Broom Olympics!!!!
THE LEGEND BEGINSFirst, take two common household items and combine: + = Mitt Broo Voila! m The Mitt- BROOM
RULES – SPORTSNext roommates must choose one of threesports to compete in:1. Mitt-Broom Launch2. Mitt-Broom Golf3. Mitt-Broom Catapult
RULES – COMBINATION GAMESRoommates must then create a series of roundsbased on the number of areas to clean matchedwith one of the sports.In this case we have 5 possible rounds:1. Table – Mitt-Broom Launch (Winner cleans table)2. Floors – Mitt-Broom Golf (Winner cleans floors)3. Carpets – Mitt-Broom Golf (Winner cleans carpets)4. Ovens – Mitt Broom Catapault (Winner cleans ovens)5. Sinks – Mitt Broom Launch (Winner cleans sinks)
RULES – MITT-BROOM LAUNCHMitt-Broom Launch requires the player to load themitt on the end of the broom.• Then the player must launch the mitt down a hallway using a thrusting or swinging motion.• Players get 20% higher points for thrusting motion due to difficulty, if thrusting motion is chosen• Points = Distance x Thrusting multiplier
MITT-BROOM LAUNCH: MEASURE Use Ruler to make sure measurement is accurate. Roommate with furthest throw wins.
RULES – MITT-BROOM GOLFMitt-Broom Golf can be played on a Par 3, Par4, or Par 5 course.• Course ground is apartment floor• Players must navigate mitt under chair obstacles using single broom stroke• Player with lowest broom stroke count to navigate past last “goal” chair wins
RULES – MITT-BROOM CATAPULTMitt-Broom Catapult is a game of physics acumenand finesse• Players must use broom to launch mitt in catapult fashion into predetermined basket• Players alternate turns until basket achieved• Opposing players may match made basket in one try• Last remaining player with made basket wins
MITT-BROOM CATAPULT: SETUP Mitt must balance on broom without any outside manipulation
MITT-BROOM CATAPULT: AIMING Basket Broom may be moved to aim at basket
MITT-BROOM CATAPULT: LAUNCH AND BASKET Mitt successful ly in basket! Next player can take turn at same basket
MITT BROOM OLYMPICS OVERALL WINNERMitt-Broom Olympics overall winning roommategets a bye for one game of choice in next month’sOlympics.My overall goal with this game was to makehousehold chores fun through a simple sport.Further iterations of this game can employgamification concepts to increase engagement.Thank you for your attention. Now go play!
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