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Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds

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Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds (2020), an original board game by Cally Trench, is a game for four players that explores ideas about inequality and unfairness.
Two players are designated - by chance - as Tulip Birds, and two become Daffodil Birds. Each bird moves around the board according to throws of a dice; depending on the square that the bird lands on, the player picks up a card from one of three piles - concerned with health, money and happiness. Players must follow the instructions on the card. The vast majority of the cards discriminate unfairly between the two types of birds by giving different instructions to Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds. Players are at the mercy of the assumptions, expectations and prejudices about the two different kinds of bird that underlie the instructions on the cards, but their lives are also governed by chance. The only area of free choice lies in players' ability to choose which of the three types of card they wish to pick up if they land on a special 'fire' card.
Death awaits all four birds at Square 40.

Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds by Cally Trench

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Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds by Cally Trench



Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds by Cally Trench

Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds by Cally Trench


Tulip Birds and Daffodil Birds by Cally Trench

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