This is a simple, fun game that helps people learn and practice their Te reo Maori.
Each card has a number of icons and symbols on it. Each of these symbols has a direct Maori translation, which the players should know (or have to learn) and memorise.
To play the game players flip over their cards and try and find the matching symbol. The first player to call out the correct translation wins the round.
Tākaro can be played by ages 4+ with each round lasting 10-15 minutes. It will rely on the recognition of 57 various symbols, and the correct pronunciation of their Māori names.
By the end of the game, players should be able to confidently recall a number of the symbols and their corresponding Te reo Māori translations helping to expand their vocabulary. We sell this game to many people learning Te Reo and they say it is a fun way to learn and practice a new language. Many children love it because they are often better than their parents!
The game comes in a solid cardboard box that contains 57 playing cards and 8 reference cards.