The Gelt Standard

A golden opportunity to game the system.


Execute a change to the rules of a game while it is being played.


Introduce new pieces that can be played as imperfect substitutes.

The Gelt Standard was an alternative currency at a party where money was the name of the game. The ~850 guests arriving on the eve of the first democratic elections after the overthrow of an authoritarian regime were each issues a small amount of state currency. Also on site were the representatives of Chasewell Bank, who had been dispatched to give people advice on an alternative means of exchange with a more tangible value proposition.

Gelt standard sign
Gelt standard front check
Gelt standard back check


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Performance Art, Immersive Theater, Alternate Reality Game, Participatory Theater, Satire