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To fuel that sense of wonder that everyone’s inner child has. To create and share something unique and special. To bring families together, in person, around the table again.
We aim to create games that are thematic, quirky and fun. At the moment, the majority of our games revolve around our unique Rise of the Occulites universe, but there are many others in the works. All our games link to nature or the environment in some way, shape or form. Whether imagined (the evolution of the Occulites), or real (the Australian environment and its inhabitants). We highly value both nature and our environment and so they feature strongly in our games.
Darwin Games Educational is the educational branch of Darwin Games and consists of board and card games designed for educational use. We are both Primary School teachers and believe that children will learn more when they are engaged. Learning through games and play is an awesome way to help kids soak up new skills and knowledge, all while having fun. Titles released under Darwin Games Educational are not only educational, but something kids will WANT to play! Look for titles being released in the near future.
Darwin Games consists of Ben and Shae Boersma, a husband and wife team from Melbourne, Australia.
The Rise of the Occulites universe is the main theme used for the majority of Darwin Games products. It features the quirky, yet endearing Occulites. Discovered through a window stone by a young Australian boy, Darwin. There are many games in this setting that follow the evolutionary and social timelines of the Occulites.

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Eye for an Eye Print and Play Available Now!

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Downloads, Eye for an Eye: Arena, News, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , , , |

G'day everyone, This is the update that you've all been eagerly awaiting... the Print and Play for Eye for an Eye is now available. It features two of our Occulite Chiefs - representing the Palaudis Tribe, we have Chief Grublic and representing the Hydris Tribe, we have Chief Riparian. Included [...]

Eye for an Eye: Arena Preview #005

By |February 4th, 2017|Categories: Development, Eye for an Eye: Arena, Ignis, News, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

G'day everyone, Our last update looked a how to play Eye for an Eye: Arena, as well as showing off a little bit of gameplay. We hope that you've had a chance to check them out - we'd love to know what you think! We've also had quite a few [...]

Eye for an Eye: Arena Preview – How to Play and Gameplay Videos

By |January 28th, 2017|Categories: Eye for an Eye: Arena, Floris, Gameplay, How to Play, News, Palaudis, Rise of the Occulites, Rules and FAQ|

G'day everyone, This preview is all about the gameplay of Eye for an Eye: Arena. There are two videos, one that tells you a bit about how to play the game and another that is one two player round of gameplay between Chief Grublic (Palaudis) and Chief Banksia (Floris). We [...]

Eye for an Eye: Arena Preview #003

By |January 11th, 2017|Categories: Development, Eye for an Eye: Arena, Floris, News, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

G'day everyone, Well, here we are at the third preview for 'Eye for an Eye: Arena'. We've been introduced to Chiefs Grublic (Palaudis) and Riparian (Hydris) so far, learned a little bit about what the game is and where it came from. Where shall we go now? On the next [...]

Eye for an Eye: Arena Preview #002

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Eye for an Eye: Arena, Hydris, News, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

G'day everyone, Welcome to the second preview for our upcoming realtime arena combat game 'Eye for an Eye: Arena'. Thanks to those that emailed me, subscribed to the blog or commented on the previous post. We really appreciate it and hope that you continue to enjoy these previews as we [...]

Eye for an Eye: Arena Preview #001

By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: Development, Eye for an Eye: Arena, Palaudis, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , , |

G'day everyone, Welcome to the first of many previews for our upcoming realtime arena combat game 'Eye for an Eye: Arena'. As we lead up to its launch on Kickstarter later in the year, each of these previews will explore one of the characters, an aspect of gameplay, or something [...]

Introducing Business Card Battles

By |October 29th, 2016|Categories: Business Card Battles, Conventions, Development, News, Rise of the Occulites, Rules and FAQ|

Business cards are great for creating awareness of your brand and increasing the odds that people will check out your stuff after they've seen you. However there isn't much incentive for a customer to keep these in the long term and they will invariably get thrown in the bin at [...]

Finding the balance… a lesson in not overwhelming your audience

By |March 14th, 2016|Categories: Development, News, Rise of the Occulites, Sungem Run|Tags: , , , , , |

Sungem Run is a deduction game for two to eight players that uses dice manipulation. It is the first game in the Rise of the Occulites series of games that features all ten Occulites Tribes as well as the Luftles and Podmothine. It will be Darwin Games' next release later in [...]