A colourful group of women appear as our featured grannies. Here are some of their stories:
Though she’s always smiling, Grandma Allison is a very serious board game geek. She loves Euro games, but has been known to play card games as well. She often hosts games nights at her house.
Jasine is a beautiful woman with a loving heart who always wants the best for everyone and likes to see people happy, looked after, and free from suffering. She fusses needlessly, cooks a mean feed with her trusty Dutch pot, loves to watch TV, and is an active member of the local church, helping to organise events and meetings. She was born in Jamaica and moved to the UK as a young woman starting out in life. She trained and became a midwife, witness to new generations of life entering the world. She has three grandchildren that she doesn’t get to see nearly enough for her liking, so she spoils them as best she can. Although very private, she loves the company of people and enjoys robust conversations and has a view/opinion about most things.
Famous for never quite making it back to the group in time after setting the timer on the camera, Big Grammy likes to crochet and do other crafts.
Taua Nicky is a retired school teacher whose hobbies are cooking and family history research. She is of Māori descent, her iwi (tribe), Ngai Tahu, has the largest territory, encompassing much of New Zealand’s South Island. Nicky has traveled extensively through the USA, Europe, Australia, and a bit of Europe.
Like a bright little bird, Grandma Hill loved gardening, seeing the funny side of things, playing her Baby Grand Piano, and getting the family together for meals. She made the best homemade ice creams. She would travel anywhere by car, train or bus, but would not get on an aeroplane, as she couldn’t figure out what kept it in the sky! She didn’t mind a good joke, and thought it made good sense to pick up handy freebies out of her neighbours’ letterbox, if they took too long to take them out themselves. She crocheted pretty well, and loved her little dog, Puddles.
Also by Cheeky Parrot Games
Cook your way to success with this unique rummy-style card game.
Recommended by American Mensa and winner of the 2013 New Zealand New Game of the Year award.
Raid the Pantry is for 2-4 players
or 2 teams of 2, age 8+
Game design: Brad Thompson, Julia Schiller, and Amanda Milne
Box cover art: Katie Curd
Card artwork: Kuan-Sheng Hsu and SchilMil
Rulebook design: Amanda Milne
Special thanks to:
* All the play-testers especially Katherine Boag, Nathan Grange, Chris Guthrey, Allan Milton, Martin Wallace and Nicolas Zawadzki
* The PledgeMe backers, including the Anonymous (you know who you are!)
* The TradeMe auction winners: Mari Shackleton and Jeremy Yeo
* Not forgetting those who helped out in and on the PledgeMe video:
Terry Holloway & Sue Hawkins; Hazel Purdie; Shayne Neville; John Kershaw; Chris, Alex and Ashleigh Guthrey; Nicolas Zawadzki; Nathan Grange; and Katherine Boag
Game designed by
Julia Schiller and
50 Victory point cards
18 Gold cards
8 Loyalty cards
8 Score pile cards
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