Elvis Yip 葉建邦
With the concept of creating a second-hand grocery store operated by children and based on the principle of free pricing, Elvis explored everything from how to collect second-hand sources in the community, set up storefronts, display merchandise, sales strategies, to packaging, etc., It was not only a virtual game, but a child-centreed virtual supermarket shopping experience, which made a difference from the Taiwan Children’s Pavilion or a scene of children playing professionally in a luxury mall in Bangkok where laborers and grass-roots classes did not exist.
Elvis's second-hand shop concept was gradually revealed when play started. The idea of free price system let children set prices was determined to lose money. But even no one wanted to buy second-hand items, they think that they could set a high price and make a lot of money.
"Play" is transformed into a small board game with McDonald’s meal toys – delivering meals in the streets of To Kwa Wan, which was a common scene in the community.
Elvis is the father of two children. The game design showed his future plans for creative home education. The second-hand grocery store reflected the children’s socially and culturally rooted consumer values. The food delivery board games in the community of To Kwa Wan allowed children to understand how labour connected with the residents and shops. It was a new game for the community to learn about street economics.