A card game invented by a Manly family is focused on having fun, while learning about the ‘super powers’ of various foods.
Health coach and mum Sian Stimson says the family are keen players of board and card games, and have a cupboard full, many of which were brought into play during lockdowns.
She says once the idea of making their own game came up, six-year-old Benjamin had the idea for a logo and design, while older brother Samuel got involved in marketing.
The game, called Foodamon, was inspired by talks Sian gave at Whangaparaoa School about food groups, as well as Benjamin and Samuel’s favourite Pokemon and Top Trumps games.
It allocates scores for different attributes of each food type and the winner is the player with the highest points. The game is designed for 2-4 players of Primary school age.
“The idea grew and suddenly we had a logo, rules and a launch date,” Sian says. “The launch was delayed due to the first lockdown, but, with the help of Pinc in Silverdale, the game is now up and running.”
A positive response led to the print run being doubled.
Sian says next on the horizon is a board game, also with a focus on health and wellbeing.
Info and orders, foodamon.com
Win this game
Hibiscus Matters and the Stimson family have two copies of the Foodamon card game, valued at $14 each, to give away. To go in the draw, ‘like’ Hibiscus Matters on Facebook and message us your name and contact phone number, with ‘Foodamon draw’ in the message. Or, write your name, address and daytime phone number on the back of an envelope and post to Foodamon Giveaway, Hibiscus Matters, 21 Florence Avenue, Orewa 0931. Entries close Friday, October 16.