The wildly popular AR game Pokemon Go has taken over the world, getting people to participate in what some people call the world's largest game of hide and go seek. But now the game has started something completely new in the imaginations of players. A primary school teacher in Belgium has simplified the game so that it could be played by her students. There is one big change, however: you don't seek out Pokemon, instead, you look for monsters.
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Aveline Gregoire set up the Facebook group Chasseurs de livres (“Book hunters”) a few weeks ago. Members post photos and hints about where they have hidden a specific book so that others can look for it. Once you find the book, you can read it and then you are supposed to "release" it back into the world so that some other player can find it.
Gregoire told Reuters that she came up with the idea when she realized that she didn't have enough room for her books anymore. She didn't want to just throw them away, so she came up with something that will be a little more for players.
The group has a staggering 50,000 members already, some of whom have made it a habit to look for the books on daily walks. There are people from all over the world who want to play.
Gregoire said that she is considering creating a Chasseurs de livres app.
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Let's hope it catches on!