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Wander the Night Forest in this game of embodied memory and self-discovery by award-winning publisher: Heart of the Deernicorn.
Wander the Night Forest in this game of embodied memory and self-discovery by award-winning publisher: Heart of the Deernicorn.
171 backers pledged $7,815 to help bring this project to life.

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Night Forest is a ritual game where you and your friends play memories on a journey of self-discovery; moving through the forest by candlelight and forming new connections with each encounter.

Night Forest is a tool that brings people together through the interplay of histories and present experiences, weaving a beautiful web. As we play we cultivate skills of listening, sharing and creating safe community.

 

 Night Forest is played by a group of 5 or more more people, and can be played anywhere with enough room for your group to spread out and wander; such as a park, the woods, a field, or even a large parking lot.

To play, each player receives a candle, a book of matches, and a card. The game begins as each player wanders to a spot where they find themselves alone. At this time, each player lights their candle, looks at their card, and allows the word and image to evoke a memory. The memory can be real or imagined, and may change and grow as you continue to wander and move through space.

When you come into contact with another player wandering with their card, you come together to take turns sharing your memories. While each player shares, the other witnesses in silence. When the sharing is finished, players exchange cards.

The process of wandering and sharing memories is repeated, until eventually you receive a card that you’ve seen before. When this happens, you blow out our candle and become a forgotten memory. Once forgotten, you follow the memories that remain, witnessing in silence outside of their circle of light.

 

  

 

 

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You will be billed the actual cost of shipping through our checkout system at the time of fulfillment. This saves us from having to pass on the kickstarter fees to our backers and protects the project against unexpected rate increases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mo Golden is a visionary artist and bi-lingual educator who has taught workshops in the United States and Argentina. She is the host of the Art Kitchen Interview series and is currently earning her Masters in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Studies .

Ross Cowman is the award-winning designer of Fall of Magic, Life on Mars, and Serpent's Tooth. He is the creative director and general manager of Heart of the Deernicorn in Olympia, Washington.

 

 

Heart Of The Deernicorn is a studio and workshop in downtown Olympia, Washington. We make beautiful games to inspire creativity, build community, and expand our sense of possibility.

Night Forest is designed and manufactured in Olympia, Washington and your support over the years has created many jobs for artists and crafters in our town. Thank you!

Production team

Textile Design: KC Monster 

Graphic Design: Taylor Dow, Kevin Jacobs 

Creative Director: Ross Cowman

Production Assistant: Sug Pyrrophyta

Music: Cavegreen

Photography, Printing, Copyediting : MJ Rhayne

Video Editing: Eleanor Murray 

Videography: Eleanor Murray, Ross Cowman

 

Risks and challenges

We have successfully delivered on multiple campaigns and are confident in our abilities to complete Night Forest on budget.
We are confident in our ability to deliver up to 1000 units within this project timeline. If the project demands more, we will communicate regularly with our backers and do our best to ensure that we deliver on all of our commitments in a timely manner.

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    Digital Edition

    Digital pdf of the rules and cards so you can print your own deck at home.

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    Night Forest – Complete

    Everything you need for your first game of Night Forest including the cards, handmade bag, instruction booklet and 13 candles.

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    Patron of the Forest

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    Matron of Night

    One of the original pieces of card art by Mo Golden. Choice is first come-first serve, but there will be many beautiful options for everyone!

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