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 chapters): 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)
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
With Thanks to Paul and to Matt Wynne and his students at Kapanui School: Ari; Emily; Hannah; Heath; Maia; Sam; Zane.
Filmed and edited by Paul Brittain-Morby, Koast Graphics www.koast.co.nz