Playing our way

JiL Hemming Game Designer
JiL Hemming Game Designer (Photograph by Janet Bayly)

Playing our way

Kia Ora.  Here we are, on islands like no others. Tips of the (mostly) submerged continent of Zealandia, in the landscape of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

From here, come my environmental games.  Where we’re sometimes co-operating, sometimes competing, yet always with good heart.

I hope you’ll enjoy being gameful in our rich natural world too.  Being kakariki / green, and playing our way!

Nga mihi nui. JiL Hemming.  Game Designer

Flight of Pollen board game box

Flight of Pollen 

Flight of Pollen is a multi-level, multi-player board game. Rules are based on the real behaviour, characteristics and interactions of our flora and fauna and the elements.
Play is co-operative at all levels, and is also competitive in the final level.
Now available.

Cloak of Protection

Cloak of Protection

To save our birds, you need to trade, draw & play to create a feather cloak of 15 cards, in one bird realm: forest, settlement, sea, or extinct.

But BEWARE! Each card sports some predators – will they threaten your realm?

Cloak of Protection Wooden box

Cloak of Protection Deluxe edition (Wooden Box)

It’s the same game you know & love, but now available in NZ pine. Last one remaining in stock. Discounted as boxes have slight imperfections

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    • Flight of Pollen Instructions Flight of Pollen Instructions Here is a PDF you can download with detailed instructions on how to play Flight of Pollen.
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    • in Taupo in Taupo Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October. Friday morning was playing with environmental educators, Friday evening was the launch of Playing in Paradise lead by WonderWoman Jane Penton. Jane and I have children (now adults) of the ...
    • Taupo Library Taupo Library Taupo District Library. SATURDAY Oct 28, 1-3.30pm. If you're in the area, please come play both my New Zealand environmental board games with me. This is part of the Playing in Paradise exhibition in the ...


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