Paradice Environmental art game
The situation - One player plays the default human response to opportunity – and uses his/her turn to move a Human play piece through the forests, and Take trees. The other player/s uses his/her turn to connect two or more Human play pieces ”eye to eye” - to “see the Bigger Picture," and gain the power to Give trees back to the Forest. Player roles change constantly, according to chance and skill.
The challenge - Only as a Giver can you win the game, but if the Taker takes too many trees from the forests, their forest spirits die and the Human play pieces operated by the Giver become depressed and unmovable.
The danger - if two Human play pieces become unmovable the Giver fails, the game is reset, and the Taker gets an opportunity to be the Giver.
The player who returns all the trees to the Forests by uniting ALL the Human play pieces WINS as steward of the forests.
NOTE: This game was inspired by the deforestation of the Amazon and other rain forests, and lately, I am glad to say, it is getting a good reception in Brazil.
Age: 10 to 100
Play time: 30 mins to 60 mins
SPECIAL NOTE - The Art version of Paradice was developed with the Museum of Modern Art as a limited edition in 2007. It sold initially across the US through major Art Galleries including SFMOMA, LAICA, Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art and the Whitney Museum , New York. This version plays the same way as the card and Eco version, and makes a perfect a coffee table center piece that is more than just decoration. For signature and dedication by the artist applied to the bevel platform of the board please call.
“A game designed to illustrate the fragile balance between humanity and nature” - Home and Garden Magazine.
“This game is like no other, and I recommend it to anyone on the journey of self discovery. It is indeed a masterly crafted expression of art mimicking life” - Planet Lightworks magazine.
This game is also available as a wooden board game or as a card game.
Please NOTE: This version of Paradice plays exactly like the Eco wood version, so go to that page to see a DEMO from start to finish. Thank you.