Buy Spirits of the Forest, Plant a tree

December 23, 2017 - 7:56pm
As board gamers we enjoy the tactile nature of our games in the form of wood, paper, and cardboard. Trees are the source of these components and the planet is quickly running out of them. Thundergryph Games are teaming up with Trees for the Future to support their initiative to plant more trees in the world. With an initial donation of 10,000 trees, Thundergryph Games will also plant a tree for every game sold in 2018. Gonzalo Aguirre Bisi, president of ThunderGryph Games states:

"We truly believe Nature is the most breathtaking manifestation of art and we want 2018 to be a year to celebrate this wild and incredible thing. Working with wood is one of the most satisfying experiences of creating a game and by planting a tree per game sold, we will ensure to give back to Nature more than what we take to shape our dreams."

John Leary, Executive Director, Trees for the Future states:

"Trees for the Future is thrilled to partner with ThunderGryph Games to plant a tree for every game sold starting in 2018. We applaud Gonzalo Aguirre Bisi, President of ThunderGryph Games, for his commitment to give back to the planet through our mission: to end hunger and poverty by ending the root causes of deforestation. We wish ThunderGryph Games great success in their upcoming launch and look forward to planting trees and changing lives together!"

Thundergryph Games plans to release 3 games with strong nature based themes:
  • Spirits of the Forest: Players represent the four elements that nourish the forces of nature. Spirits are collected which score Nature points for each Spirit they have a majority of.
  • Tang Garden: Players shape a Classical Chinese Garden with an ever-changing panorama of Nature.
  • Etherstone: On a planet that is near extinction, the Hurrians want to protect the legacy of Nature against humankind who keep pushing technological progress by depleting Nature.
Trees for the Future will not only plant trees, but will help lives while doing so. You can also directly support the cause by donating, or plant 50 trees by purchasing the book One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival, by John Leary. Visit the Thundergryph Games website to learn more about this initiative.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games