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Make-me a planet, the board game


Inspired by the whimsical novel The Little Prince, this is a great game for all ages.

Tender, philosophical and sometimes even melancholic, The Little Prince (1943) by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is not an easy book to describe. Perhaps that is why the story’s whimsical imagery and illustrations – by the author himself – are better-known than its storyline.

Described alternately as a children’s story and an adult fable, the book tells of a pilot stranded in a desert who meets a “little prince” claiming to have fallen to Earth from a small asteroid. Over the next eight days, the prince tells the pilot more about his home planet, as well as the many strange characters he’s met on his journey to Earth, and what unfolds is a richly allegorical tale that deals with themes of love, loss, materialism, and relationships.

Of course, interpreting such deep and abstract concepts into a board game is a tall order, and The Little Prince: Make Me A Planet doesn’t even try. Instead, this pretty little game, designed by Antoine Bauza and Bruno Cathala, simply uses the story’s quirky settings and characters to create a creative and fun playing experience. This is not necessarily a bad thing; it simply means that the game isn’t for you if you prefer something deep and thought-provoking.

That said, there is a fair amount of strategising involved, so don’t write this one off as a lightweight!

The Little Prince: Make Me A Planet is well-made game, with de Saint-Exupéry’s whimsical artwork reproduced on the board.

Make Me A Planet is well-made game, with de Saint-Exupéry’s artwork being used directly, which should please fans tremendously. The concept is simple. Each player builds a planet for the prince, and different elements give your planet more or fewer points. The person with the highest number of points at the end of the game wins.

The game is primarily made up of four different types of tiles: two kinds of planet corner tiles, planet centre titles, and character tiles.

The corner and centre tiles are illustrated with various elements from the book, such as sheep, elephants, lamp posts, and sunsets. The character tiles feature specific people from de Saint-Exupéry’s tale: The Geographer, The Drunkard, The Businessman, and so on, as well as The Little Prince himself.

To play, each player takes turns drawing as many tiles as the number of players, from one of the tile pools (divided by type). The player who draws gets to choose a tile to keep first, before selecting another player to choose. This goes on till each player has taken a tile, and the last to do so begins the next round of drawing.

Players start assembling their planets with each tile they get, much like putting a puzzle together.

By the end of the game, each player will also have drawn four character tiles, one for each corner of the planet. Each character gives points in different ways; for instance, The Businessman allows you to score points for each Sheep on your planet, The Lamplighter gives you points for each lamp post, and The Turkish Astronomer scores points for each Large Star.

1. The Little Prince: Make Me A Planet is well-made game, with de Saint-Exupry’s whimsical artwork reproduced on the board. 2. Tiles are illustrated with various elements from the book, such as sheep, elephants, lamp posts, and sunsets, as well as characters.

There are dangers, however. Remember the fearsome baobab trees that threaten to overrun the prince’s planet in the books? They’re here too, and if three or more of them pop up on your planet, you have to turn over the tiles they’re on – meaning any other elements on those tiles don’t count towards points. And while the prince’s home planet had three volcanoes, having too many in the game is a setback, because the person with the most number of volcanoes has the equivalent number of points deducted from their score.

Bringing together luck and strategy, Make Me A Planet makes for a quick yet very enjoyable game. The gameplay allows players to both gamble their luck by choosing particular tiles that they hope will increase their points as well as sabotage other players by taking tiles that may be useful to them.

It is also a fairly simple game that can be played with people of all ages (the game recommends ages eight and above), with only minimal set-up and familiarising needed before you begin – a definite plus if you’re playing with children. And because it doesn’t rely on prior knowledge of the book, players don’t even need to be familiar with the story; as long as they’re up to trying something new, they’re likely to enjoy this fast-paced game.

True fans of The Little Prince may be a little disappointed that Make Me A Planet doesn’t delve deeper into the book’s mythos, but it must be acknowledged that the story itself, with its many metaphors and abstractions, is not one that lends itself easily to “gamification”. Instead, this is a fun way to engage with some of the book’s whimsies, and perhaps even encourage those who have yet to read the book to give it a try.

Find it on the online store


The Solar Impulse took off !


What is Solar Impulse ?

The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.

The challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.

«Just imagine your energy reserves increasing during flight! To make this dream a reality, we had to make maximum use of every single watt supplied by the sun, storing any surplus in our batteries.» ANDRÉ BORSCHBERG

The route: Si2 will take-off from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirate, in late February or early March and return by late July or early August 2015. The route includes stops in Muscat, Oman; Ahmedabad and Varanasi, India; Mandalay, Myanmar; and Chongqing and Nanjing, China. After crossing the Pacific Ocean via Hawaii, Si2 will fly across the Continental U.S.A. stopping in three locations – Phoenix, and New York City at JFK. A location in the Midwest will be decided dependent on weather conditions. After crossing the Atlantic, the final legs include a stop-over in Southern Europe or North Africa before arriving back in Abu Dhabi. Solar Impulse unveiled the flight path in Abu Dhabi alongside partner representatives. This included main partners Solvay, Omega, Schindler and ABB. They were also joined by official partners Altran, Bayer, Google, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Swisscom and Moët Hennessy alongside Solar Impulse’s host partner Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. 
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Fan Art Friday #76


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

Danilo Figueiredo

Danilo Figueiredo

Davi Ugioni

Davi Ugioni

Delfy Góchez

Delfy Góchez

Fer Mojica

Fer Mojica

Javier Araque Sosa

Javier Araque Sosa

Jiratcha Chongudomlert

Jiratcha Chongudomlert

Karen Germain

Karen Germain

Merve Erabay

Merve Erabay

Nora Clause

Nora Clause

Sharon Selena Rubiano

Sharon Selena Rubiano

თი ნი

თი ნი

 


New commercial offer !


The sheep bookend by ZUNY is now at a reduced price on the online store 

Serre-Livre Le Mouton du Petit Prince par Zuny

 

 

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From the Pages of the Little Prince : the Sheep Bookend !

Made of Synthetic Leather & Synthetic fur

Size : 24 x 11 x 17 cm

Weight : 1kg

Made by Zuny

Find it on the online store !


The Little Prince in the Montréal Grand Ballet


Didy Veldman was in her early twenties when she first read The Little Prince. Like many adults, she was surprised by the existential questions raised by what she presumed was a simple children’s story. After several re-readings, she felt the urge to
translate its poetry and purity into movement. “I wanted to keep certain narrative elements,” she explains, “but not be overly literal. The Little Prince is a story about rediscovery. I would like to focus on aspects of human behaviour and life choices, to question them in the same spirit of the book. But this is only the starting point. Who knows where it will all lead?”
JL Ratel
Jean-Laurent Ratel
Pour rêver devant ce magnifique spectacle, réservez vos billets !

Have you heard of the Solar Impulse ?


This new plane is entirely powered by sunlight !

The pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg already traveled across America, and now they are preparing to fly across the world. They will leave Abu Dhabi very soon !

 

Follow their adventures here 

Learn more about our partnership here 


NEW ! TEMPORARY TATTOOS THE LITTLE PRINCE


Tatouages éphémères Le Petit Prince

Set of temporary tattoos The Little Prince

Set size : 10 x 10 cm

Contains 1 set

 

Instructions:

1. Lightly moisten the skin with a wipe or a damp towel
2. Apply immediately the dark side of the tattoo
3. Soak the skin and the tattoo immediately with the same wipe
4. Tap for 20 seconds over the entire surface without offending the tattoo
5. Carefully remove the wet paper from tattoo

Available here


Fan Art Friday #75


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

 

Bleu drawings

Bleu drawings

Gwen Bo

Gwen Bo

Inmaculada Jiménez

Inmaculada Jiménez

Karem Herrera

Karem Herrera

Rafaela Fernandes

Rafaela Fernandes

Sandrine Yolaine Diana Ongaro

Sandrine Yolaine Diana Ongaro

Thales Vieira

Thales Vieira

Виталий Искандер

Виталий Искандер

陳怡庭

陳怡庭27


THE LITTLE PRINCE – EMBOSSED EDITION


Le Petit Prince en relief

This art book features 23 embossings inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry original watercolors. Each image is embossed on vellum of Arches 300 g paper.
Each embossing is accompanied by a description of the image and a quotation from the book in French, English and Braille.

This art work does not include the entire original text of The Little Prince.

Weight: 500g
Format: 32 x 22 x 6 cm

Buy it here !

The Little Prince - Embossed edition


The Little Prince on stage in NYC


THE LITTLE PRINCE in New York City, February 23rd- March 22nd for $30-$45

« It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. »

THE LITTLE PRINCE, February 23rd-March 22nd

The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC

Matinees: Sunday – Thursday @ 10:30am, Friday @ 2pm

Evenings: Sunday & Monday @ 7pm

 

« Stranded in the desert with no hope of survival, a pilot’s life is forever altered when a small and mysterious person suddenly appears from another planet. Hang a Tale combines puppets, masks, acrobatics and live music to bring Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s timeless tale of love and the search for truth to thrilling life.

Drama Desk nominee, Kim Martin-Cotten, directs and Tarah Flanagan stars as the Prince in this beloved classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, appropriate for any age of theatergoer.

source : http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-LITTLE-PRINCE-in-New-York-City-February-23rd–March-22nd-for-30-45-20150220