'Be The Duke' now features an electronic tagging system. Watch this video to find out how gameplay has been affected.
Be The Duke is essentially a giant game of tag which is played every year at the end of the Lent term. Both students and teachers get involved. It’s one of Wellington’s oldest traditions.
The rules of the game have changed slightly. This short video explains the new system. You need to understand these new rules in order to play.
Step One – you’ll receive a sticker with a name and code on it.
Step Two - When the game begins, hunt down your target and stick the sticker on them.
Step Three – after you stick it on them, take the sticker off and destroy it.
Step Four – the person you’ve killed will now give you their sticker.
Step Five – go to the V& A and use one of the iPads to type in the new code you’ve received.
If you don’t type in the code, your kill will not be counted. If you’re dead, you don’t need to do anything.
Step Six – if you haven’t made it to the V&A and you see your new target, make a note of your current sticker by taking a photo of it with your phone. When you’ve killed your new target destroy the old sticker and take their new one.
Step Seven – now go to the V&A and log in both codes in the order you received them.
You can’t tag people during certain times. You’ll be notified by email as to when these times are.
Departments, houses and anywhere indoors is out of bounds. If you tag people in these areas, you will be disqualified.
Don’t type in false codes; you will be disqualified. Remember – only log the codes of the people you’ve killed.
Don’t sell or trade tags, as the system will disqualify you.
If you suspect someone is cheating or that you were tagged unfairly, contact a Round Square Representative or relevant member of staff who will resolve your dispute. Please note that their judgement is final.
The person with the most kills at the end of the game will be crowned the 'Duke'.
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour.