Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I have at long last had the chance to stumble across this game on a thrifting outing, it was only a matter of time before I found one, I live in New Zealand afterall, but I have in fact been looking for several years! It's just the game I probably needed as a child (still do, just quietly) you see I have terrible knowledge of New Zealand geography, I'll blame it on my lack of local travel.

From Auckland to the Northern tip of the North Island I'm fine, below Taupo is where my knowledge dies. I've got the main centres locked in, but it's the little towns in between make me stop and wonder when I hear them mentioned in the news. Is that in the North Island? On the West or East coast? It's shameful and I'm not sure why I'm sharing this information with you. But there you go, now you can think less of me and my lack of geographical NZ knowledge.

Now my kids and I can play this game and learn a little bit about the location on some of the smaller New Zealand towns.

Like the town that my husband spent fond childhood years in and how he yearns to relocate us there.

Places I visited for the first time in my life earlier this year! Only problem is there isn't actually a map of New Zealand to locate all the places, so I might still be in the dark.

It's such a pretty game, to have it hidden away seems a shame. If I had a games/rumpus room I think I might do something like this with it, a cool idea don't you think?

Joining in with Max at Blackbird has spoken with the Op Shop Show Off!


  1. coooool! I've never seen this game before, totally want one now! I'm a wee bit shaky on the ol nz geography too, north of auckland and i'm clueless, mainly cause I haven't been there yet, but even worse at pronouncing place names!

  2. We had this game at home, I wonder if my mum still has it somewhere. Brings back some great memories.

  3. What a cool game. As a lover of all things Kiwi I would appreciate this one too! Xx

  4. Gorgeous board game! Love the illustrations and colors!

  5. I have a copy too! Need to frame it up like our other ones. We used the same inspiration and here are the results... http://growingkiwis.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/board-games-finished.html They look super cute and we stick the pieces on the the back in a bag so they can still be played.

  6. Cool! haven't seen it before looks like a good Kiwi game x

  7. Haha! I have no idea where any of the towns in Sth Island are located. Terrible...


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