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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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 [...]

Introducing ‘Punny Occulites’

By |November 28th, 2015|Categories: Punny Occulites|Tags: , , |

'Punny Occulites' is a fun little distraction for me that has emerged over the last little bit of time. Being a father, I am entitled to wield the 'Dad Joke' with deadly accuracy. So I thought, why not merge my favourite characters, Occulite, with one of my favourite pastimes, puns [...]

Using the figures for Song of Blades and Heroes

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Dawn, Downloads, Rise of the Occulites, Rules and FAQ, Song of Blades and Heroes|Tags: , , , , |

G'day guys, Some of you may know that before the Occulites, I helped playtest some of the Song of Blade and Heroes expansions by Ganesha Games. I also wrote 'Song of Fur and Buttons' (a stand alone narrative campaign using teddy bear and frog miniatures from Eureka Miniatures) and 'Ghost Rangers', both [...]

Scenario 19 – Training Day (first DLC Scenario)

By |September 5th, 2015|Categories: Dawn, Downloads, Rise of the Occulites, Rules and FAQ, Scenarios|

  We intend to continue to support Dawn – Rise of the Occulites into the future with extra content such as scenarios. This is to not only to build even greater longevity into the game itself, but to also build upon the framework that we provided in Dawn – Rise [...]

Where can I get Dawn from?

By |May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Dawn, Downloads, Rise of the Occulites|Tags: , , , , , |

G'day guys, So well and truly by now everyone should have gotten their copies of Dawn - Rise of the Occulites. If you have, we'd love to hear what you think of the game and the production. As the image above demonstrates, you get a whole LOT of stuff, and [...]