Backpack Utensil Basketball

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Artwork #2: Appropriate

Backpack Utensil Basketball

Artist’s Statement

The basic idea for my work is to show that you can make the most well known games using some of the simplest and most common objects around. For my game, I used a pencils, erasers, and a backpack. But you can also use other objects for my game as well.

I thought of the concept of my game from remembering all the failed shots I have made trying to throw a piece of paper into a trashcan. This is already a classic example of appropriation, and my game only seeks to make this mechanic more portable.


The goal of this game is to throw as many pencils, pens, erasers.. etc, into your own backpack.


There is no limit to the number of people that can play this game. The only thing that is required is a backpack and utensils that can be thrown into a backpack.

If there is more than one player, than each player takes turns throwing utensils into the backpack. Each player throws the same amount of utensils and the number of utensils to be thrown in is set at the start of the game.

Each time a player successfully throws a utensil into the backpack, they gain a point. The person with the most points at the end wins.