Will you be brave enough to explore the mysterious Wak’A ?
WAK'A is the Brasilian version of LE TRÉSOR DES MAYAS, published by MANDALA JOGOS.
It’s an adventure game that mixes observation, reaction, memory and mobility. It can be played from 6 years old and up.
In the jungle, wild animals are roaming. When the ancient Inca temple rises, all adventurers are rushing to grab the secret treasure of the children of the sun.
WAK'A is an simple and fascinating game. In order to get pieces of the treasure and exchange them for cards, the adventurers must perform different actions: construction, memorisation, speed…
There is also an hourglass to add some tension. But beware, the hourglass is hidden, you must guess how much time you have left !
The components are very good and the adventure stimulates the imagination of the younger players, as well as their brain.
The concept of that game came from a simple fact : in 2004, the publisher Haba had no game involving the notion of : « should I continue or should I stop ? ». That was my objective : to present a simple children game with that concept in mind and present it to Haba.
I had already created a game with a hidden hourglass (TIME IS MONEY) and I loved the stress involved by an adventure in the jungle. I wanted the children to feel as if they were Indiana Jones !
I designed multiple simple challenges and linked them to the theme of a trip through the jungle. I add a bag of diamonds in which you grab without looking. The first prototype was very convincing and fun, and I presented it to Haba.
The game had a nice life and even received multiple awards.
My Brasilian friends from MANDALA JOGOS published the game under the name WAK'A, with the beautiful illustration of Isadora Zeferino.