Augmented Reality Integrated Educational Board Game​

Get ready to set sail with Waka Hourua!

This exciting board game is all about early Polynesian migration, and it’s perfect for kids who love to learn while having fun. With Waka Hourua, students can discover how people built canoes and travelled across the Pacific using the stars, wind, and other natural elements. It’s the perfect resource for teachers to engage their students and spark their curiosity about the history of Polynesia. So, set sail with Waka Hourua and explore the amazing world of early Polynesian navigation!

Let's team up and collaborate!

In this adventure, you’ll be playing as a team to make important decisions, tackle challenges, and take care of each other during your voyage. With everyone bringing their unique skills and talents to the table, just like a real voyage, you’re sure to succeed. So, let’s work together and set sail on this exciting journey!

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is a unique feature integrated into the board game where children can interact with virtual objects in the real world through a digital device such as a smartphone, tablet or iPad. It’s not just for fun and games, though – it’s also an incredible learning tool. Kids can play with cards and watch 3D objects come to life right before their eyes. Let’s have some fun and learn at the same time with augmented reality!

Cooperative game mechanics encourage teamwork.

Making decisions as a team benefits everyone.

Understand and share the feelings of another and make connections to history.

Concepts of Navigation
Learn about concepts of navigation through play.

Augmented Reality creates blended learning through digital and physical interactions.

Promotes wellbeing through sharing achievements, failures and knowledge.


  • Board
  • Event Cards
  • AR Cards
  • Character Cards
  • Instructions
  • Dice
  • Waka Token
  • Player Tokens
  • Wellbeing/ Waka / Knowledge Points
  • Activity Sheets

Are you ready to start playing your new board game? This helpful video will guide you through the setup process, so you can get started in no time! 

Now that you’ve set up your board game, it’s time to dive into the gameplay! Check out this video for a quick and easy tutorial on how to play.