Flight of Pollen

(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 levels): 1-2 hours
Game Designer. JiL Hemming
Illustrator/Researcher. Cushla McGaughey
Graphic Designer. Don Little
Canvas ground-cloth
Instruction Booklet
57 flower/berry/seed tiles
13 playing discs
20 element cards
4 Lids. One for each level
Box of: pollen counters, ripening squares, markers (all from recycled materials)
A multi-player, multi-level collaborative board game, Flight of Pollen is a vessel for collaborative engagement in the pollination processes of the bush of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

The two teams of players (DAY/NIGHT) are various pollinators, each with variable powers. Everyone must co-operate to bring flowers enough pollen before chapter end (while they’re still open).

Meanwhile the weather cards, when turned, affect and limit pollinator movement..

If a chapter is successfully finished, then the lid of the next chapter is lifted. There are four chapters in the game, and in each chapter teams gain new pollinators / berry eaters, while, on the ground cloth, new flowers open..

If pollinators work together, and carry enough pollen from flower to flower, then, as berry eaters join in, the winning team (in the final chapter) is the one that collects the most ensuing berries and seeds.

CHAPTER A: Pick up and drop off
CHAPTER B: Wind is a pollinator too
CHAPTER C: Passage of seed
CHAPTER D: A path to the future

Locally made, with recycled materials and FSC card

This game is published with financial support from the

Philipp Family Foundation

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4 reviews for Flight of Pollen

  1. 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. 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. 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. Andrew_4AdMin

    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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