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 in 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 

A multi-player, multi-level collaborative board game, Flight of Pollen is a vessel for collaborative engagement in the pollination processes of the bush of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

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?

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    • Culling invasive species on islands worldwide Culling invasive species on islands worldwide could save nearly 10% of the world’s bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile species currently on the brink of extinction. So the Guardian reported on research published in the journal Plos One. Recently I saw ...
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    • Otari Event 12th and 13th March 2019 Otari Event 12th and 13th March 2019 organised by Enviroschools Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui- Greater Wellington, included an outdoor pollination game. Arihia (pictured) worked on a version, based on Flight of Pollen. With the able assistance of the ...
    • Dreaming of a Green Christmas Dreaming of a Green Christmas Market Day Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane, CBD, Wellington Saturday 1 December 2018 11:00am – 3:00pm Plus find Cloak of Protection & Flight of Pollen in their retail store
    • Hopper Home Eco Shop Hopper Home Eco Shop opens Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November, 11 Hopper Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Stocking Cloak of Protection and Flight of Pollen. Find us there!


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