Play our fun, frenzied, quirky game, filled with everything you know and love about St Ives. From mermaids to lifeboats, beaches to lighthouses. Dash through town, passing all the fabulous landmarks, shops, pubs and cafes. Celebrate all the traditions and quirks that makes St Ives such a unique and special place. But make sure you mind those pesky seagulls!
The Great St Ives Pasty Dash is a board game for 2-4 players. You each choose a beach to start from (Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour or Porthminster Beach).
Roll the dice and move around town, landing on different squares. Collect pasties from the pasty shops and cafes. Choose postcards that give lots of different information about St Ives and will take you to places you know, and others you might not know!
The aim of the game is to be the first player to collect 6 Cornish pasties. You collect your pasties by landing on Pasty Shops, rolling the dice to win, or by stealing other people's pasties. This might sound a simple game, but you are thwarted at every turn by pasty stealing seagulls, pasty penalties and cheeky players!
Note: small pieces are used (the Cornish Pasties) and pubs are mentioned, so it might not be age appropriate for some children. The Cornish Pasties and Surfboards are handmade, so they will vary a little bit in size and colour.
Lots of elements of the game are handmade from our home in St Ives.
We paint the surfboards by hand using acrylic paints (these produce the vibrant colours). We give them at least 2 coats of paint (if there are gnarly bits in the wood we sometimes give them 3 coats). Once dry we print the names of the beaches onto them and add the little stand to turn them into a useable game piece.
We make the Cornish Pasties from polymer clay (which is non-toxic). We mould the clay into the pasty shapes and then colour them individually. They are then baked in the oven. Once they are cool we varnish them twice, so they take 3 days in total to fully dry and harden. It's quite a time-consuming process, made more manageable by a good cup of tea and some music playing in the background!
We charge £3.50 postage on all UK orders. The game is pretty large, so it does cost a fair bit to post it out to you.
If you are in St Ives and would prefer to pick it up from us, please enter the code STIVESLOCALPICKUP which will give you free postage. You can then arrange a time to come to our house to pick it up. We are on Alexandra Road, just down from the Rugby Club on the Ayr side (rather than The Stennack). Please make sure to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a time.
We currently haven't got overseas postage set up. We hope to have this set up ASAP but in the meantime, please email us at email@example.com and let me know which country you wish us to post to.
Click on the link below for the full instructions on how to play the game...