Apr 13, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

The New Zealand Maori Board Game

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We were looking for something else, but somehow came across this Maori made game which was first published in 1996.

The game is a question and answer game about Maori culture. Players travel around the board attemping to win pieces of a jigsaw puzzle by correctly answering questions in each of four categories: myths and legends, general knowledge, history and Maori language. Along the way they will have to contend with random events, taniwha (monsters) and challenges (wero) from other players.

At the start of the game, each player selects their difficulty level allowing the game to accomodate a wide range of Maori knowledge and ability.

Game design by Rua Ara Baker of Ngati Raukawa, Te Ati Awa and Ngati Toarangatira tribes. Artwork by Brian Gunson of Hongoeka Marae.

“Nga taonga o nga tupuna” – Treasures of the ancestors.

Ka rawe!! Now how do we get one??

1 thought on “The New Zealand Maori Board Game

  1. Is this board game still available for purchase. If so, where do I go to order one and what is the price?

    Kind regards,

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