It’s no secret that I love this time of year. Theeeeeee Hawleeeeeedays. Yep! There is no humbug here on the hobby farm. A place with lots of fa-la-la-la-la, a place where Christmas threw up – hubby loves his decorations, and a place of feathery white snow, oh right, yellow snow with goat turds…this is my life.
One of my favourite Christmas memories is one about my mom and a little unassuming game called Jenga. You know the one. Where the anticipation of pulling one of those little wooden blocks that would cause the dreaded crashing down of said blocks with a thundering roar had you vibrating with excitement. Edge of your seat stuff. Sliding your sweaty hands down your jeans kinda stuff. Must. Keep. Tower. Up.
Every Christmas we played Jenga. Oh how we begged for Jenga, And with sly looks thrown, we would beg our mom to play this innocent enough game. Her strategy. Priceless. It was one where in the excitement of it all, she would laugh uncontrollably, tears streaming, hand quivering as she extended it toward the tower. Us kids; wide-eyed, holding our breath, barely containing our own laughter and of course teasing her mercilessly, as she pulled the small wooden block that would cause the inevitable collapse of said tower. Priceless. My dear mom was more fun than the actual game. A memory I will always treasure. But, hold on, because…
… had we had the new “changing of the world” game created in partnership with Jenga and Bureo, weeeeelllllll, it may have been a Christmas game changer. Because this be a match made in heaven and my mom would have so approved. Introducing Jenga Ocean. The first board game made from 25 square feet recycled fishing nets that are proudly sourced through Bureo’s Net Postiva recycling program.
Robert Grebler, founder of Jenga, approached Bureo at the 2015 Ocean Film Festival with an idea to incorporate Bureo’s recycled materials into one of the most well known ‘board games’ in the world. By partnering with Jenga, Bureo has created a net positive impact on people and the ocean environment.
Featuring threatened marine animal block designs, players of Jenga Ocean are encouraged to ‘Save the Animals’ through special edition rules. Learning about the damaging impact of discarded fishing nets, which account for 10% of plastic pollution in the ocean, players will gain an understanding of how discarded nets are harming marine animals, and learn about what they can do to help.
Visit this SKIP of the Day here: Bureo Jenga Ocean