Lemonopoly is a real-world lemon sharing game for the Bay Area. Bay Area cities are competing against each other to see who can share the most lemons. San Francisco alone has at least 4,000 lemon trees.

To play Lemonopoly, players complete lemony challenges in the categories of Agriculture, Trade and Lemoncraft. These challenges range from really easy, delicious and kid-friendly, to more challenging — requiring collaboration with your neighbors. You will get to learn, eat, grow things and make friends!

The goal of this slow game is to become Lemon Independent, and build up our local lemon economies. The winning city gets the title of “The Big Lemon,” and bragging rights. Right now, the cities of San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley are all competing against each other. Team #SFO will represent at Come Out and Play, where we will set up our lemonAID stand, do some special lemony games. (And hopefully we will boost San Francisco out of last place!)

You can start playing right now: Find a few local lemons from San Francisco to bring to share. We need a lot of lemons for the game! If you like, you can tweet photos of your lemons: @lemonopoly #sfo


Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation and presented in collaboration with SOMArts Cultural Center and the Come Out & Play Festival.

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