CLOAK OF PROTECTION
THE NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA CONSERVATION CARD GAME
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?
Fun and educational, Cloak of Protection holds a mirror to human behaviour and the consequences of that behaviour for conservation of our native bird species.
Players develop understandings that help them make choices leading to positive action for the environment. The game contains competitive and collaborative elements, developing strategic thinking.
“An authentic, educational, and thoroughly engaging conservation challenge in an Aotearoa context.“
Nicola Easthope, enviro-schools facilitator, Kapiti Coast.
AWARD: Children’s Choice Award 2013. NZ Games Association
EXHIBITIONS OF THE ART/ILLUSTRATIONS:
Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast. 22 Jan – 19 Feb 2012
Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt. 22 Sept – 11 Nov 2012
During Conservation Week, September 2013: students at 23 Wellington enviroschools played an astounding 2,584 games.
The Enviroschools networks in Wellington and Taranaki have formed a partnership with Kakariki Games to develop a teaching, learning and sales network for Cloak of Protection.
BOXED SET CONTAINS:
– 81 cards, superbly illustrated by Morgan Rothwell
– fold-out rules of play
– 96 page booklet with interesting facts & trivia on each card, compiled by John Innes (ecological advisor)
Made in New Zealand, printed on FSC stock with vegetable-based inks
CLOAK OF PROTECTION – DELUXE EDITION Only available on-line
It’s the same game you know & love, but now in a wooden box.
The timber is untreated kiln dried pine from sustainable forests in South Otago. The outside of the box is sanded & lightly vanished for a smooth finish, and the name of the game is hot iron branded onto a sliding lid.
This is a keeper!