Why memory card games?
The game is age-old, simple, yet entertaining enough so all ages can play. We say ages 5-100 years.
We first got the idea for a New Zealand themed game when friends from Europe visited in 2014. They gave our family a small cube-shaped box containing memory cards with photographic images of Switzerland. I put my thinking cap on about making a game for Aotearoa/New Zealand. Until the Swiss game, I had only seen memory card games with stylised images, more suited to younger children.
NZ IN A BOX
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That was 2014 – over the next couple of years while working part-time in our local primary school, I also worked on the game, and wrote my first children’s picture book Jin’s Great Escape’. I was passionate about finishing, even though sometimes the midnight oil was burning!
In 2016 the NZ IN A BOX® games were finally ready to print and the first run was for 10,000 games. Being a novice in retail, I had not envisaged how much effort would be involved to sell these numbers! During 2016 I created another game, ZOO IN A BOX® featuring the weird and wonderful critters of NZ. The new game was ready later that year – husband’s shed was full of games!
Fast forward to the present, and we now have the new 2nd edition games completed. Much to the husband’s relief, they are no longer stored in his shed! Now the games are all under the NZ IN A BOX® banner for brand consistency: Te Reo Māori, Animals of NZ, and Explore NZ (coming soon).
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.
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