Flight of Pollen

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)




Video features: Steph (Teacher), Mathew, Rayan, Helena & Krystal (South Auckland)
Malachi & Neo (Kapiti Coast)
Rakaia, Aston, Lochie, Finn & Ya’akov (New Plymouth)

2-6 players
Ages 10 – adult
Length of play (all chapters): 1-2 hours
Game Designer. JiL Hemming
Illustrator/Researcher. Cushla McGaughey
Graphic Designer. Don Little
Canvas ground-cloth
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)

When a tree is old enough, it starts to make flowers. The flower is a message from the tree to you, the pollinators.Calling you to come by day and by night – to drink its nectar, to pick up its pollen grains, and to transport these to another tree of the same species.

Because it’s ready to breed.

Over each to the four levels different trees send out differing messages in their flowers. You’ll need to work together to complete each level, moving as the elements allow.

As flowers pollinated by you (or the wind) become seeds or berries, teams can collect the resulting berries.

Then if you’ve completed all the levels, the team that collects the most berries wins!

Locally made, with recycled materials and FSC card

LEVEL A: Pick up and drop off
LEVEL B: One way trip
LEVEL C: Passing through
LEVEL D: Counting the load

This game is published with financial support from the

Philipp Family Foundation

4 reviews for Flight of Pollen

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lukas Ziegler

    Unique game, easy to learn but also good depth of play.
    I enjoyed very much, also art style I like very much.
    Good educationally, I learned many plants and pollinators of beautiful New Zealand!

    I recommend this game to my family and friends in Germany.

    • Jil Hemming

      Glad you like it Lucas. It’s hot of the press!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Penton

    “Intriguing, inspiring and informative – this largely unseen world of pollinators came to life as we flew, crept and crawled our way from plant to plant with our nectar and berry- hunting friends. Such a gift ~ taonga towards our greater understanding of the web of life in New Zealand ~ Aotearoa” Jane (Environmentalist, Taupo)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mario Pinzone, Milano. Italy.

    This game is a very interesting way to get an insight into NZ wildlife and to understand why loving and respecting even small things like insects and flowers is so important.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Some Great Reviews from the Game testers.

    “Calculating, tactical and strategical” Lochie, 12 yrs
    “Awesome and exciting” Finn, 14 yrs
    “Thriller” Ya’akov, 9 yrs + his dad
    ”includes teamwork” Rakaia, 11 yrs
    “Challenging” Aston, 9 yrs

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