Gaia's Garden is a co-operative board game about companion planting, suitable for children all ages, starting from 4 years on, especially up to 12, but I know of several teenagers and adults who love playing this game. A perfect eco friendly Christmas gift for children, they love it!
I designed this game to enable learning in a creative and fun way:
Gaia’s Garden invites the gardeners to plant vegetables in their garden to have food to eat. Unfortunately, pest insects enjoy these yummy vegetables too. Luckily, predator insects are chasing and eating the pest insects, helping the gardeners.
Will the gardeners be fast enough to plant the vegetables in a beneficial companionship or will the pest have a chance to attack?
The game is cooperative. With team work, we have more possibilities and we can reach more goals. We play and work together to plant the whole garden and to prevent the pest insects from eating our crops.
I do my best to manufacture this game in an envirofriendly way. I have painted all the designs for this game with water colour. The printing is done on recycled paper, using vegetable inks. I mount the image to a recycled board (A3 size) with the traditional flour glue, that I make myself from organic flour.
I made the bag, using certified organic cotton and screenprinted them with earth pigments, using a completely natural process.
I am always looking to improve the quality of my games.
For 1 to 6 players, 4 years of age and over
Playing time: 30 - 60 minutes.
Game booklets available in English, French, German, Dutch.
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
SOME ENTHOUSIASTIC PLAYERS WRITE:
-From a teacher of early childhood, environmental education:
As a teacher, the depth of environmentally sound learning opportunities available through the games impressed me. The games have an obvious quality and a clear appeal to the children'...
-From a Steiner school teacher:
The children have played 'Gaia's Garden' many times, as a group and singly,with much enjoyment and very different dynamics than those in other board games.The interplay of the temperaments is particularly evident in team work...
-From a teacher in Science and Environmental Education:
...This is the real success of the game, that it is able to develop knowledge of ecological concepts with young children in an effective and exciting way...
I have not a set combined shipping price anymore, because it all depends on which items you combine. I will however refund you money if you have paid too much for shipping. You can also order by sending me a convo and I than make a special listing for you with the exact shipping price. As an example, one gaia's garden board game and one living landscapes card game is the same shipping price as one board game.
Waldorf Toy Game Gaia's Garden Co-operative Board Game - Gift for Children - Enviro Friendly Green Present - Eco Gift under 35 dollar
- Handmade item
- Materials: recycled paper, recycled board, wooden pieces, organic cotton, glass nuggets
- Feedback: 9 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Australia