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

Flight of Pollen  (currently being tested)

Laid out on the ground-cloth are the flowers of the forest of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Together DAY & NIGHT must co-operate to pollinate them. Do that, then the team that collects the most berries wins!

A game in four chapters.

   

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.

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