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20 months on

It’s been 20 months since the card game, Cloak of Protection, launched at the Mahara Gallery.

The game is a Kapiti Coast production (game, illustration, design), and we’d all like to say a big thankyou to Janet & her team at the Mahara, for giving us our beginning, and putting us on our feet.

Once you’d shown confidence in us, others followed. The Gallery exhibition showed the quality of Morgan’s illustrations. The time spent playing the game, in sessions at the gallery – with local schools & with visitors at the gallery – started the first wave of enthusiasm. And the sales through the retail space, proved that the game had real potential.

To date, we have sold 980 games. To put this number in perspective, a big print-run for a game in NZ is 1,000 & it generally takes 4+ years to sell them all!!

noho ora mai ra

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twitter reports of the game

So, it’s been the holidays, & Cloak of Protection has been going south.

Here’s a pic from the Christchurch Airport!

This is a bit like twittering – following Cloak of Protection sightings around the country!!

There was also a report from Dunedin, toward the end of last term. Some Enviroschools co-ordinators there played late into the night.

And I’ve also played with my family in Invercargill (including my sister from Papua New Guinea).

So current twittering reports are well spread!!

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organic seeds

So, here’s a thankyou for Cloak of Protection Game Week.

As this was a joint event with Wellington & Taranaki Enviroschools, the main prizes for participating were: sticks + pencil; organic seeds; gloves; garden tool; and twine.

The organic seeds came courtesy of Purebread’s nationwide Organic Education Programme.

For every pack of Organic Pizza Bases or loaf of gluten free Young Buck that is bought, Purebread donates a sachet of seeds to an organic education programme for a kindergarten, primary school or Te Kohanga Reo.

In this case – us!!

The education of the next generation in areas of organic gardening, food, sustainability and healthy living is part of our belief in an amazing future. Robert W. Glensor @ Purebread/Paraoa BakeHouse

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regional retail

Got an email this week from Di Charlton at Apple Activities, Hastings saying:

“A customer came in to our retail shop today looking for your NZ game. I’ve done a goggle search and it looks great.

“We would love to sell your Game in our Science and Nature shop, Wildside, next door to Apple Activities. . .”

So Wildside have joined our growing list of retailers.

All we need is a few in each region to compliment our internet-based sales

We’re well represented in Wellington having been on the market here for 18 months: 3 galleries, 4 organic stores, 2 toy & book stores, 2 bird sanctuaries.

Do you have a suggestion for a stockist in your region? Then plse let them know about the game. Word of mouth is the best recommendation we can hope for

Thankyou. Look forward to your comments.

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plse spread the word to your contacts in Taranaki

Game session. At Puke Ariki “Discover it!” Children’s Library. New Plymouth

Friday, 22 March, 3-6pm (drop in)

A session for people of all ages.
Come play (for a short time or a long time) Cloak of Protection, the NZ birds & predators card game.

“It’s an authentic, educational, and thoroughly engaging conservation challenge in an Aotearoa context.” Nicola Easthope, enviro-schools facilitator/teacher

Plus, be in the draw, to win a game for you or your school.

Plse spread the word to your contacts in Taranaki!