In the sleeping dragon's cavern (a setting familiar to Kiwis), steal and secure as much treasure as you can before the beast awakes. An easy game for anyone familiar with traditional card games to pick up and master. Includes a custom die and gorgeous artwork.
2-6 players - Age 6+ - 10 minute rounds
Our latest publication
A quick-paced educational game of card drafting. You are settling a new planet and can pick your crew from 32 historical figures representing diverse times and places. Our New Zealand edition includes a booklet with details about the 32 historical figures. goodbye
1-4 players - Age 10+ - 10 minutes
A consistent seller
Granny Wars: A Game of Tit for Tat
A light-hearted card game of secret identities and crafty senior tricks like the Nana Nap and Senior Moment. Your nana always wins your town's crafting contest, but this year you must help her keep her crown. Be subtle as you assist her and scuttle rival grans else they'll stitch her up!
2-8 players (best with 4-6) - Age 7+ - 15 minutes
A new edition
A deceptively simple tile-laying game in which players build a pyramid together but each is trying to win by being the first to get rid of all their tiles. If building rules are broken, fires, collapses, and other mayhem can ensue and slow your progress. New artwork/theme.
2-6 players - Age 8+ - 20 minutes
Award-winning perennial favourite
Raid the Pantry
Back in a special tenth-anniversary edition, Raid the Pantry is a rummy-style game where you collect ingredients to assemble multicultural dishes to score points. Tacitly educational, with food facts and foreign language on the cards. Can be played two on two.
2-4 players - Age 8+ - 20-45 minutes
Big fun for a big group
Win this game by flipping cards to score their points and trigger cheeky effects but you just have three quick turns to do as much as possible, including monkey business in your opponents' rows. 26 forest animals decorate the cards. Includes a gamer's game variant for 2-4 people.
2-8 players - Age 6+ - 10 or 20 minutes
Be a cat for a day
Use your paws and cat cards to prevail in cat fights and score the lion's share of the fun adventures on hand in your neighbourhood. A small, colourblind-friendly board game, it includes the Dog Dilemmas expansion to spice up the two-player game.
2-4 players - Age 8+ - 30 minutes
A unique word game
A card-based strategy game of word completion, Kiitos combines luck, skill, and fast play yet sparks deep thinking. The Finnish word for thank you, you can say "Kiitos" to your opponent when they are forced to finish your word!
2-4 players - Age 12+ - 45 minutes
New Zealand Designed Euro Game
Mine valuable gems on the moons of Jupiter in this fast-paced area control and set collection game. Develop unique powers, collect the most gems, and hold the most territory to be the master of Galilean Moons. A New Zealand Games Awards winner for physical games.
1-4 players - Age 14+ - 60 minutes
A Cheeky Parrot exclusive
This addictive engine-building small board game has you gathering raw materials and turning them into works of art. Loaded with components, including 20 custom dice, 167 miniature cards, an expansion, and solo mode. The Oaxaca (Wa-ha-ka) region of Mexico is known for crafts.
1 - 4 players - Age 10+ - 30 minutes
Coming late 2022/early 2023
Another Cheeky Parrot exclusive, New Zealand-designed game Floating Floors is a tactical game of balance and cunning where ninjas face off to create stable paths, racing to recover their stolen Bansen Seals. We are selling the Kickstarter edition. Price TBD once it's landed.
2 - 4 players - Age 10+ - 20 - 40 minutes
Back in print
It's the Roaring Twenties, the Panama Canal is open, and there's a fortune to be made. Ship cargo and passengers worldwide while avoiding pirates and other nautical hazards. Play the family/introductory standard game, or do some deck building at the expert level.
2 - 5 players - Age 13+ - 45 minutes
The base game by Martin Wallace
Explore and settle alternate-history 1930s AuZtralia. Build a port and railways; mine and farm; but use your time wisely, as Cthulhu and the Old Ones soon awake to start wreaking havoc. You'll be aided by military units, personalities, and occasionally your opponents!
1 - 4 players - Age 13+ - 30 - 120 minutes
Take the battle to TaZmania
TaZmania expansion for AuZtralia
The Old Ones have retreated to Tasmania. Two versions of the Tasmanian map provide a smaller playing area making for a more interactive and exciting game for 1-2 players. Add the Revenge expansion and three can play. Also includes a solo campaign mode.
1 - 2/3 players - Age 13+ - 30 - 120 minutes
Control the Old Ones
AuZtralia: Revenge of the Old Ones
Add the Revenge expansion to the AuZtralia base game, and one player gets to be the controlling mind behind the forces of the Old Ones, summoning terrible creatures (including some brand new ones) from the void and unleashing them on the other players.
1 - 5 players - Age 13+ - 30 - 120 minutes
Now in second edition
This award-winning tile-laying game has you scrambling to save Australasian animals imperiled by an asteroid. Create sanctuaries by joining up blocks of four different kinds of terrain: forest, grassland, desert, and water. Play this starter Euro game competitively or cooperatively.
2 - 4 players - Age 12+ - 45 minutes
You're in paradise, what could go wrong?
What a life! You are a tour operator in Bali, assembling themed tours for tourists but the wise and wicked monkeys can help or hinder your planning. A rummy-style card game with lovely photos of Bali scenery, culture, flora, and fauna. Discounted price.
2 - 6 players - Age 8+ - 30 minutes
Ulterior Design & Glimstone Grab
Cheeky Parrot continues to develop new light, easy, accessible games. Next off our press will be Ulterior Design (working title) a card game with a clever overlapping mechanic. We've also been working on Glimstone Grab, a cooperative board game which is set in the Hoard universe.