Montañas a Mesas

Players assume the character of an Auto, Balloon or Roadrunner. Using maps and the geo-locative iPhone/iPad app, ARIS, players solve quests from Kachinas, awarded pins and are chased by Coyotes. The quests relate to their mode of mobility and the history of urban development of New Mexico.


Montañas a Mesas is a city game simulating the effects and challenges of mobility by air, vehicle and animal using the landscape of Albuquerque from the Sandia Mountains to the West Albuquerque Mesa. This multi-player – all ages game takes on the familiarity tag and a scavenger hunt using downtown San Francisco as the game board.

To follow your roles path to the end, checking in with all Kachinas along the way. If a coyote spirit catches you, you must answer a tricky question. How you answer this question will either add or subtract from your overall accomplishments. Win the game by getting pins from all locations both physical and virtual.

This game can be played without technology, but there are clues, incentives and awards if you play using the ARIS app on an iPad or iPhone.

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