Tragedy – Betrayal – Narratives
By: Troels Barkholt-Spangsbo & Martin Qwist
Duration: 4 hours
Numbers of players: 8-24

Memories are volatile. The same is life. As ghosts you are trapped in limbo and are forced to relive your last days alive. It was during the last days of the colonies, in a country house, that a great tragedy ended your short life. You want to move on, but your own inability to maintain who you are leaves you trapped between the living and the dead. One of you is a murderer. Another a traitor.

Ghosts is a black box larp where the players create a story within a given framework. The game experiments with how simple set-ups, structures and game mechanics can shape narratives in play. Expect shared storytelling, improvising narratives, and to be an active co-creator.

Download Genfærd (Ghost in Danish)

Troels Barkholt-Spangsbo has designed larps such as “Morgenrøde” and “The White War” since 1999. He was one of the main organizers of Knudepunkt in Denmark in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He is a father of two, teaches social science and design, writes fundraising applications, and works as the national secretary of the Danish Humanist Association.