Video features: Steph (Teacher), Mathew, Rayan, Helena & Krystal (South Auckland)
Malachi & Neo (Kapiti Coast)
Rakaia, Aston, Lochie, Finn & Ya’akov (New Plymouth)
Ages 10 – adult
Length of play (all levels): 1-2 hours
Game Designer. JiL Hemming
Illustrator/Researcher. Cushla McGaughey
Graphic Designer. Don Little
57 flower/berry/seed tiles
13 playing discs
20 element cards
5 Lids. One for each level (with instructions)
Box of: pollen counters, ripening squares, markers (all from recycled materials)
To seed our forest anew, you need to pick up pollen and carry it from tile to tile. Working together, while the flowers are still open.
In each of the four levels, different flowers open and shut, new pollinators join your team/s, and the elements (which have their own jobs to do) make moving difficult!
THE GAME There are four Levels in the game and each level must be completed (ie open flowers pollinated before they close) before the next level is added.
Each level is eight rounds / element cards. While the weather conditions for each round can affect your movement, these elements (sun, wind, rain) also have their own parts to play.
As teams (DAY/NIGHT) of pollinators, progress through the levels the game mechanics remain unchanged, and additional elements (flowers, pollinators, weather conditions) are introduced.
This is a co-operative and, finally, a competitive game. In each level the teams must co-operate to make sure that all flowers are pollinated while they’re still open. If all levels are successfully completed, then the winning team is the one which collects the most ensuing berries.
Locally made, with recycled materials and FSC card
This game is published with financial support from the