I now pronounce you box and wife, you may recycle the bride

Box Wars is an annual tradition in Dolores Park during which a bunch of folks make armor and weapons out of cardboard and proceed beat each other up in the name of recycling awareness (I think).

However, this one began a bit differently than the others… with a marriage proposal! After all, what’s more romantic than asking someone to marry you before clubbing them with a sword made out of toilet paper tubes? Here’s a vid:

Good for them, but we gotta know: was the ring made of cardboard? Because, you know, papercuts.

Also, check out this ancient suit of armor:

[via Box Wars]

Boxwars 2011 March 11

Start saving up your toilet paper tubes, Boxwars 2011 is on March 11th, this time at an indoor venue.

Boxwars is back in 2011 at CellSpace with punk tunes by Bum City Saints, The 132 and Not Even a Mouse.

Doors at 8pm, corrugated chaos sometime later.

Want to participate? Email fightorberecycled@gmail.com or just show up ready to fight (or be recycled).

Free entry for Boxwarriors, $7 for spectators.

Invite friends: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136040386463111


ps: We’ll be returning to Dolores Park this summer, but the weather is too unreliable this time of year.

Here’s a recap of last year’s event in Dolores Park, including a cleanup and lawn sledding montage!


Way Better Boxwars 2011 video

Boxwars 2010

Way Better Boxwars 2010 Video

An epicly more epic video of Boxwars 2010 comes to us courtesy of Nilanjan Nag. It’s overdubbed with that menacing sounding operatic piece by Carl Orff and it has Latin phrases in it, so you know it’s epic.

This is yet another example of a glorious HD video shot on a Canon 7D, which the impulse buyer in me wants to purchase, but the compulsive dropper of things in me wants to avoid.


Boxwars 2010 Video Shot By a Couple of Chuckling Dudes

Boxwars 2010 Announcement

Boxwars 2008 (Don’t Call it Cardboard Tube Fighting League, Bitch)

Boxwars 2010

In case you missed it yesterday, here is the entire 6-minute Boxwars 2010 battle filmed on top of the green storage container by a couple of dudes who are laughing really hard. The cardboard samurai clearly has formal sword training. Too bad the giraffe went down so quick.

[photo by slowpoke_sfvideo by nud021]


Boxwars 2010!

Boxwars 2008!

Boxwars 2010

Boxwars is coming! I stumbled upon this battle one sunny day in Dolores Park a couple of years ago and didn’t know WTF was going on. All I knew was that the sound of 50 cardboard tubes making that “bonk” noise when colliding with heads was absolutely delightful.

Boxwars SF – Fight or Be Recycled!

After a 2 year hiatus, the corrugated chaos featured in Scotland, Australia, Canada and Estonia returns to the streets of San Francisco. The cardboard phenom has been sorely missed and will be returning in form on the 7th of August at 3:30pm.

Don’t know what Boxwars is?

1. Build a set of armor out of cardboard and tape (bonus points for creativity).
2. Build a weapon out of cardboard and tape.
3. Beat the snot out of your new cardboard clad adversaries!

Not the violent type? That’s okay! Boxwars needs spectators too, come out for a fun afternoon reliving the glory days of gladiators and cheer on the warriors!

The location isn’t 100% certain, but it will probably be in Dolores Park like the last time. You have about a week and a half to collect cardboard and construct your armor. More info on their facebook page.

Please don’t confuse this with the Cardboard Tube Fighting League which, according to participants of Boxwars, sucks.


Boxwars 08!!