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 

Deep in the bush of Aotearoa/New Zealand, plants want to seed many new versions of themselves into the future.
So they make flowers. Beautiful flowers which call to you.
And, weather conditions allowing you, the pollinators, come visiting.
As you feed, they transform. You pick up and drop off pollen which they use to mix it up a little. You swallow the ensuing berries and (some) seeds, which pass through you, delivered far and wide.
It’s a lot of work. You all go to all this effort, so that someday, somewhere, a new plant will grow. Grow up and replace the old.

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. Currently out of stock.

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