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H. Asher WeinermanBy H. Asher Weinerman
First created
H. Asher WeinermanBy H. Asher Weinerman
First created
CA$ 2,503
pledged of CA$ 25,000pledged of CA$ 25,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 12 2017 1:08 PM UTC +00:00

About

Motivation

We have always been sensitive to the plight of animals so we wanted to make a game that would reflect our desire to help animals and save them from extinction. We wanted players in our game to be able to find a way to create a forest for animals to live. 

We also want to help animals in a real way so we approached two charities – the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Committee – and agreed to donate 5% of our sales to each charity (10% total). When meeting with these charities we were happy to confirm that the activities they undertake such as purchasing land to save it from deforestation and stream restoration to increase fish populations are exactly what players can do in our game! 

We tried to be as eco-friendly as possible so our game will be manufactured and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) – certified by the well-known environmentally conscious company Trefl in Poland. We had to turn down a lot of offers from other production companies to give you this FSC certified game and save the environment.

We are deeply indebted to renowned Victoria artists Mark Hobson and Nel Kwiatkowska for contributing their beautiful artwork to our project. Working with them was a fantastic experience and it was an honour to get to know these two talented artists.

It was a wonderful experience working with my kids to create what we think is a first-rate game. The strategic options in the game mimic real-life conservation activities which make it a useful educational tool, but first and foremost it is a really fun strategy game that gives players the satisfying feeling of building a forest full of animals and sustaining them in a thriving ecosystem.

Thank you for your support,

Asher Weinerman & kids  (Chaim, Leila, and Joseph)

The Game

 

Forestation is an worker placement strategy game for ages 10 and up that has players create and sustain a forest teeming with flora and fauna. But look out! - poachers and illegal loggers are common visitors eager to hunt your animals and cut down your trees. Try to achieve a balance in your ecosystem where predators need to eat prey, prey need trees, and fish need rivers to survive. Forestation's realistic illustrations and fun game-play will make you want to create the best forest possible to save wildlife from extinction! Forestation is intended for adults and kids who love nature and are looking for a strategic challenge.

 Game Play Screenshot

The Rules

Please click below for a copy of the rules.

 

 Game Play Video


The Sailor of the Floe Expansion

Add a touch of cold and ice to the standard game of Forestation with this Arctic Add-on.The Sailor of the Floe Expansion includes 6 ice tiles, 12 seal tiles, 6 polar bear tiles, 12 predator cards and 4 forest cards.

This expansion highlights the plight of polar bears in the face of global warming. Since they can only eat sea life such as seals to survive and cannot sustain themselves on land animals such as elk or moose, it is difficult to keep a polar bear alive. The reward, however, is substantial as polar bears are worth more than twice as much as any other predator in the game!

Please watch the video below for a brief introduction.

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Shipping

We set our delivery time to April of 2018 which allows for unexpected delays. Our shipping costs are a flat rate of CAD $15 to Canada, the US, and the EU because we have both an EU and North American distribution centre. 

We are manufacturing with Trefl in Poland to ensure the components of the game are FSC certified. Spiral Galaxy of the UK will distribute the game to EU backers from within the EU, and Starlit Citadel will distribute the game to Canadian and US backers from within North America. Mass shipping will be handled by OTX. All stretch goals achieved and the Sailor of the Floe Expansion (when purchased) will be boxed within the standard game box to reduce extra shipping fees.

Risks and challenges

This is our first game so we are being extra careful and working hard to mitigate the risks and to anticipate all eventualities.

We started creating Forestation just over 3 years ago and we're really happy we've got this far! The biggest challenge we faced was making the game FSC certified but it was really important to us and worth the effort. We found a company after many tries that would produce the game in an enviro-friendly manner at a high quality and reasonable price. We gratefully thank Trefl for being FSC friendly when other companies weren't, and making our dream a possibility!

Most of the artwork and computer files for the game are finished - we are putting the final graphic design on our rulebook and gameboard. Our production company Trefl and shipping company OTX are standing by. Our fulfillment companies, Starlit Citadel in North America and Spiral Galaxy in the EU are ready to go. Unforeseen circumstances are always a risk and could cause delays, but we have reduced this risk as much as we could. We hope to offer you a fun high-quality enviro-friendly game that we have spent many hours working on and play-testing for 3 years. May the best forest win!

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