A Game of Crowns was a series of linked, playable installations for Kensington Palace’s Christmas season.
Frames invited players to insert themselves into historical paintings, using ingenuity and some slightly bewildering props.
Bowing was a game of memory and dexterity that took place as players bowed and curtseyed to the giant portrait of the King.
Hearts bid players to approach a spinning table, and to collect points by putting a finger down at just the right moment.
Fruits was a puzzle game about arranging a tower of fruit in the best possible way to please the king.
Dancing was a stately procession game for two players and a huge golden clock.
At the end of the games, players were invited to take their place on the game’s beautiful throne, after choosing a title for themselves (the Daring Duke of Kensington Palace! The All-Powerful Queen of Ice and Snow?). East London Kinetics wrote a wonderful blog about the development of the talking throne.