WALKABOUT ABORIGINAL Game Small
Table Top Size 47 x 69cm approx
Aboriginal Snakes and Ladders Game
The Walkabout Aboriginal design game mat makes multicultural education fun and engaging. Teach ideas about Aboriginal culture the way all kids love to learn - with play! Let this Indigenous interpretation of ‘Snakes and Ladders’ get your children using all their senses. Move around the room to play on a large floor game mat, or share a tabletop version with a friend.
As the game unfolds your players will vie for the 'Walkabout' spaces where their special cultural knowledge shoots them forward. If they're unlucky, they'll land on a 'Sacred Site' and must go back to learn respect. This game is suitable for 2-4 players, for ages 3 and up, and includes 1 dice.
The Walkabout game mat is the creative design of respected elder and Indigenous graphic designer Uncle Barry Watson. Learn more about Indigenous Community Elder, Uncle Barry Watson, in this video interview we did with him.
The Snakes and Ladders game art is by Indigenous Artist, De Greer-Yindinmincarlie. Learn more about Indigenous Artist De Greer-Yindimincarlie in this video interview we did with her.
Walkabout Game by Uncle Barry Watson.
This large Walkabout game mat is constructed like a jigsaw from 15 mat squares, numbered on the back for fast set up and constructed from recycled car tyres for environmentally friendly, robust play. When not in use the mat can be displayed or disassembled and stored away.
Name of design: Walkabout
Origin of design: Aboriginal Australia
Name of game inventor: Uncle Barry Watson
Origin of game inventor: Wergaia Country, Western Victoria
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales
Size: Table Top version 47 x 69cm approx
Fabric: All of our game mats have been made to the best attainable standards from recycled rubber and plastics.
Note: Game mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
Care Instructions: Spot clean with warm soapy water and allow to dry before storing.
Recycled Mats is a proud long-term member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures transparent, fair and ethical business trade in works of art by Indigenous artists.
*More information can be found about all of our artists on our artist's blog.
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Embedding cultural perspectivesBy: Jules on 29 April 2018What a fab game, the kids just love it. It encourages us to have discussions around what are important local sacred sites and opens up discussions on many levels about what’s important to each of us as a family, culture and community. Thank you for creating such a lovely resource