I recently came across a new game that was seeking funding on Kickstarter with a unique concept. Educating people about the values and economy of a local indigenous people by playing a game. Potlatch, the game, was developed as a community effort with local elders and language experts. The game is written in both English and Lushootseed, the indigenous language of the Pacific Northwest. Game mechanics are based on sharing resources to meet other players’ needs for food, materials, technology, and knowledge.
Your goal is share your Resource Cards as Gifts to other players’ House Card needs so that each player meets all of their needs. Each House Card represents a human house that needs resources for everyone in their community to survive over time. A unique dynamic to try and achieve in a card game to be sure.
You can find Potlatch - The Game on Kickstarter, and learn more.
I'm a backer now, and I hope you'll consider helping this group bring Potlatch and other native population games to market.