Why memory card games?
The game is age-old, simple, yet
entertaining enough so all ages 5-100 years can play.
We first got the idea for a New Zealand-themed game in 2014 when a friend visited our family. They gave us a small cube-shaped box containing memory cards with photographic images of Switzerland. This game got us thinking about making a game for Aotearoa/New Zealand. Until the Swiss game, we had only seen memory card games with stylised images, more suited to younger children.
NZ IN A BOX
BOOKS & GAMES
A brief history by author Maria Artho
It was 2014 – working part-time in our local primary school, I also worked on the first game and wrote my first children's book, Jin's Great Escape.
In 2016 the NZ IN A BOX® games were finally ready to print, and the first run was for 10,000 games – yikes! Being a novice in retail, I had not envisaged the effort to sell those numbers! In 2016 I created another game, ZOO IN A BOX® featuring the weird and wonderful critters of NZ.
Fast forward to the present, and we are excited to have the 2nd edition games completed; they are all under the NZ IN A BOX® brand and individually named: Te Reo Māori, Animals of NZ and Explore NZ.
NZ IN A BOX
Our association with KidsCan – a charity dear to our hearts. We are parents and grandparents. It saddens us that some kids go to school disadvantaged due to poverty. It is a vicious cycle.
“KidsCan believes that education is a child’s ticket out of poverty and gives them the opportunity for a better future. But kids can’t learn when they are cold, wet and hungry.”
NZ IN A BOX® makes a monthly contribution to KidsCan and donations of products for their annual Christmas Cracker fundraiser. They are a perfect fit as our chosen charity.
THANKS FOR READING OUR STORY!