Will you be the fastest inuit to bring back what you just fished to your grandma, so that she ca make you a GAMKA ?
In POLAR RUSH you are a young Inuit who just comes back from a fishing session, and comes back on the ice with his kayak boat. He must now cross the icy landscape in the blizzard. But the ice is treacherous under his feet ! And there are bears lurking around. The fisrt player to reach the family igloo wins the game.
POLAR RUSH is a family game of memory, luck, and fun. The shifting board will drive you crazy ! It is published by Taïwanese publisher Kanga Games, that distributes it on Taïwan island, as well as in the whole south east asian region.
A long time ago, Djeco asked me to work on an « ethnic » line of games. So I designed the adventures of Kiko, an adorable character that traveled on all continents.
I made KIKO WITH THE PYGMEES (Africa), KIKO WITH THE VEZO FISHERMEN (Madagascar), KIKO WITH THE TRUMAÏ (Amazonia) and KIKO WITH THE INUITS (Groenland). The project wasn’t launched, but the ideas were there.
In 2008, KIKO WITH THE INUITS became CRAC LA BANQUISE, it was supposed to launch a new line (Asmokids) with another Fraga game (LES GIVRÉS A LA PLAGE). Unfortunately, the back quality of the production had them cancel the project. Once again, the inuits were back to the fridge !
Eventually, a small indian publisher, Pegasus Toy Kraft, was the first to publish the game. It is available in India only, in big cities such as Mumbaï, New Delhi, Chennaï, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
In 2015, the game was also released by Taïwanese publisher Kanga Games, in Taïwan and around, under the name POLAR RUSH.