Cloak of Protection
Boxed set contains:
fold-out rules of play
96 page booklet with interesting facts & trivia on each card.
2-4 players (or groups)
For adults and for children (6+)
Made in New Zealand, printed on FSC stock with vegetable-based inks
The New Zealand / Aotearoa Conservation Game
Whether any animal on our beautiful planet has a future is determined by how it can respond to the environmental cards dealt out by the cold & sweeping hand of fate.
For thousands of years in isolated New Zealand / Aotearoa our largest browsers and predators were birds. Then around 1280AD, everything changed. New predators arrived, and they swept the birds before them.
To save our birds, you need to create a feather cloak in one bird realm: forest, settlement, sea, or extinct. Trade, draw, & play, to build a 15-card triangle-shape cloak.
But whenever you pick up a predator card, your birds are in danger! If both bird & predator card have matching (same illus, same position) icons on the grid down the RHS - then that bird gets eaten (discarded).
There are cards you can play that keep the predators at bay (god-cards, wild-card Pandora), and ways to draw more cards (music-note on card = pick-up). They are powerful, but occur in limited numbers. You cannot save everything - so can you still make a feather cloak?
“Emotionally involving. It plays like the predators do in our environment."