Welcome to the Games

Just like in everyone’s favorite movie series, Refuge students will have their own opportunity to volunteer as tribute to participate in the 8612th Hunger Games. In this competition, 2 students will represent a district and eliminate members of other districts to assert their superiority each week! Games begin this Sunday, July 9, but tributes may also join at a later date. 

How the Game Works

On Sunday night each week, each tribute (student) will be assigned two things: a contract and a district. The contract will contain a name and a picture of the face of their target for the week. Students’ primary goal each week is to eliminate their target.  Elimination can only take place in one manner: squirting the target with a water gun (VRBC will provide). To avoid any discrepancy during an elimination attempt, there must be a witness present. This is where district assignments come into play. There will be two members from each district, and the tributes’ fellow district member must be present at the elimination attempt to serve as the witness.  The witness must record the elimination on video to avoid any disputes of the elimination (see Rules and Regulations no. 2).  After an elimination, announce the success to the head gamemakers (Rich/Interns).  Also, after an elimination, the attacking tribute will acquire the contract of the eliminated tribute.  A tribute continues to serve as a witness after elimination.  The game continues until the next Saturday at 10pm, and there will be no eliminating until the next week.  The game will start over each week on Monday mornings.  At the end of each week, the leaderboard will be updated.  Each elimination is worth one point.  Also, there will be a hidden item around Coppell each week.  The gamemakers will give a hint of the location of the item at some time during the week, and the tribute that finds the item will earn two points.  Additionally, there will be weekly awards, such as most eliminations in the week and best elimination story.  The ultimate winner at the end of the summer will be the tribute with the most accumulated points.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Eliminations are only to be made from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Monday through Saturday. Sundays are strictly off limits; no eliminations are to be made on Sundays at any time.

  2. Both members of a district must be present in order to complete an elimination. One member must be the eliminator and the other must be the witness. The target may be alone at the time of elimination. The witness is responsible for video documenting the elimination. Eliminations will not count unless caught on video, which must be presented to the Head Gamemakers (Rich and the interns) as soon as possible, certainly before the end of the week (Saturday at 10:00pm).

  3. Tributes will only be allowed to use the Squirt Guns provided by VRBC in order to complete eliminations. The use of personal water guns or balloons of any type will not be tolerated. The punishment for violating this rule will be determined by the Head Gamemakers.