Award winning card game for all ages - from 8 to 80+ about who made history, how & when. 40 fantastically illustrated cards detailing 40 of the greatest explorers in history from 2000 years ago to the present day. Each card shows the explorer’s dates, flag of their birthplace, and seven gripping facts about them, including a joker fact to surprise and/or entertain.
They go back in time to Pytheas in the first century BC and cover land, marine, submarine, and lunar exploration until the present day, including:
- Neil Armstrong
- Roald Amundsen
- Ibn Battuta
- Ranulph Fiennes
- Leif Erikson
- Yuri Gagarin
- Amelia Earhart
- Sir Francis Drake
- Sylvia Earle
- James Cameron
- Pedro Cabral
- Christopher Columbus
Enjoy, absorb and learn! Win the cards by guessing who the characters are from the facts read out on their cards. Choose your level of fact from green to red: easiest to hard.
A great game for all ages and stages to play together!
Please note: Not everyone would consider all of these explorers heroes - we are not history experts but suspect some may have done more harm than good, especially when you stand in the shoes of people in the countries they explored. We've discussed this with the lovely Alex of History Heroes who is quite tuned-in to it. So, maybe remove cards from the deck you feel were not heroic. Or, use them to start a discussion with your kids about whether / why they should or shouldn’t be considered heroes.
PS: We love that Alex, who founded History Heroes, is working hard to represent human diversity and include heroes outside the traditional European account of "history" (which was a bit dominated by European men). This isn't the easiest of tasks and she continues to work on it and refine her games with each reprint. If you have any suggestions for her do tell us or her!
What it contains: 40 illustrated cards in a box sized 11.8 x 7 x 1.8 cm
Feel great about where it comes from:
- Raw materials from Europe? Yes - UK
- Organic? TBC
- Manufactured in Europe? Yes - UK
- What's it made from? Sustainable cardboard only
- What's it packaged in? Cardboard only
- Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: Cardboard only
- Plastic-free? Yes 100%
- Vegan? Yes
- Animal-cruelty-free? Yes
- Reused upcycled or recycled? TBC
Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:
- Biodegradable / compostable? Yes 100%
- Reusable / refillable? N/A
- Recyclable? Yes 100%
Feel great about you and your child using it:
- Great for ages: 8+
- Shelf life: Indefinite
- Awards: 0
- Safety standards met: European toy safety standards (CE-marked)
- Solvent-free? Yes
- Gluten-free? Yes
- Peanut-free? Yes
- Soy-free? Yes
- Lactose-free? Yes
- Easy to wash-off clothes skin? N/A
- Improvements we're working on in this product: None - but you tell us, how could it be even better?