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A game for discovering the butterflies around you. A simulation game to know how they live. A fun game to create the richest habitat possible.

jordi martí fitó

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We have just addedd two new rewards in line with the collaboration announced with Ayudar jugando and Aldeas infantiles.

  • Donation of 1 game (12 €)

  • 1 game + Donation of 1 game (24 €)


Following our commitment of knowledge dissemination, from today, with every 75 euros pledged, we will donate one game to an organization working with children or using games as an educational tool. We are collaborating with Ayudar jugando and Aldeas infantiles.

PAPILIO, a card game about the life of butterflies

Papilio is a card game that recreates the life of butterflies in a fun and didactic way. Our idea is, on the one hand, to provide an enjoyable game, and on the other hand to discover the world of butterflies and some of the most common species in the country.

What does it consist of?

The aim of the game, fun apart, is to build the richest habitat, and this is achieved by gaining the maximum number of points: completing butterflies, attracting them with plants, trying to make them breed, or catching them (with final penalisation). You also have to ensure that neither predators nor changes in the weather nor human intervention have a negative influence in the strategy of each player.

What will you find?

The game has a total of 66 cards, and 40 of them represent butterflies, 17 are actions by the players and 9 refer to the weather. The butterflies chosen represent more or less the variety of diurnal species in the country (in the game there are 20 but in reality there are many more) and the majority are grouped by colours, an approximation to the different families that we can find in the country.

Where have the images on the cards come from?

The images on the cards are photographs taken by us of our surroundings, in particular participants of the CBMS monitoring project in the environs of Sabadell or by members of the ecologist organisation ADENC.

Some butterflies from the prototype of the butterfly

Can everyone play?

The game is designed for 2-5 players of all ages, and especially from 6 years old to an adult public. We have devised three levels of difficulty so that the learning process is gradual until dominating all the aspects of the game.

The prototype box

Papilio is a game of simulation yet it is also competitive. This means that the dynamic of the game is agile and with continuous toing and froing, and at the end establishes a score in points that in some way is related to the concept of biodiversity and the biological cycles of these insects.

Thus there are more points for the butterflies that are free than those caught with butterfly nets. The diversity of the butterflies is also rewarded and the number of species of the same group. Finally, points are scored for the combination of plants and reproduction cards (caterpillars). Moreover, given the vulnerability of these insects, the game includes three species of protected butterflies, rare or in danger of extinction, species that in the game cannot be caught with butterfly nets.

Some more images of the prototype


Behind Papilio is a group of naturalists who recently embarked on the path of spreading information about the world of butterflies and the natural heritage in general under the name of PllD. Papilio combines the desire to learn, the naturalist concern, love of nature photography and a keenness for board and card games.

The PllD team is made up of Mireia Calvet Navarro, chemist with a vocation for didactics and environmental education; Marta Garcia Avellaneda, sociologist, linguistic consultant specialised in educational resources and a fan of macrophotography, and Jordi Martí Fitó, translator with a keen interest in naturalism, photography and board games.

Since the end of 2012 PllD has had a diffusion blog and issued a collection of fridge magnets. Papilio is thus a new, more ambitious idea along this already initiated route.


The underlying aim of this game is to inform about the natural heritage of this country and, more specifically, that of butterflies. Today the offer of games focused on the environment of Catalonia or the Iberian Peninsula is very scarce, and we think that Papilio could be a good approximation to a part of this heritage. In a shop we can find puzzles and games with giraffes, lions and elephants as the protagonists, but we rarely come across games with autochthonous fauna. This is one of the reasons that encourage us, because knowing about and appreciating the nature we have at home is the first step in defending and protecting it.

Also along these lines we have wanted to add *the popular name of butterflies *. In fact, very few have a widely known name, and we want to use the occasion to publicise the list of popular names that the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Granollers and the Societat Catalana de Lepidopterologia drew up in collaboration with the terminology service Termcat.

Furthermore, within this same initiative, we will print a more modest run in Spanish, since some shops specialising in didactic games have shown an interest in this version. If all goes well, we will be able to offer it in other languages later on.


What will we use it for?

The money we receive will be used to cover approximately half of the printing and distribution costs of the game through the network we are creating, not counting, naturally, taxes, commissions and postage costs.

Continuing with the idea of spreading information about the natural heritage, we want to offer the game to schools, colleges, free time educational groups, play centres and others that work on this question. We will also ensure we distribute it via shops that have an interest in didactic games.

We will invest the profits of this modest adventure in other informative projects, such as a guide in paper and an application for mobile phones, which is still in a preliminary stage.


How will we do it?

Once the campaign is over, we will contact the sponsors to specify the rewards and the delivery method. We expect to have everything ready for mid-December.

What will you receive?

It is not always easy to show gratitude offering material things. That is why, apart from offering the game in question, we have chosen several gifts that may be of use, in accordance with the philosophy of the project, and which you can also keep as a souvenir.

Fridge magnets

There are three species to choose from: apollo, plain tiger and black-veined white.

Desk calendar for 2015

Compilation of 12 photographs, one for each month of the year.

Papier-mâché butterfly

Contribution by the craftswoman Elisenda Avellaneda, with three models: cleopatra, apollo, scarce swallowtail and Adonis blue

Butterfly T-shirt

Which one will you wear?: the Weaver’s fritillary, the green-underside blue or the Iberian marbled white?

Papilio bandoleer

To carry the game and wear.

Didactic pack (school pack)

Compilation of ideas and activities for schools. To make the utmost use of the game and the cards.

Family trip or in small groups (4-5 people)

Half-day trip by arrangement to observe and comment on the different butterflies from a specific natural space.

Naturalist workshop (10 people)

We offer a package of an introductory talk and morning trip to discover more about butterflies and to observe them in their natural setting.


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  • jordi martí fitó

    jordi martí fitó

    almost 9 years

    De momento se puede comprar en Bateaulune y Oryx, en Barcelona, y pronto en la tienda online de ¿Jugamos una? Otra tienda que ha adquirido juegos es La Carpa de Girona pero no sé si los tiene ya a al venta.

    Tenemos previsto también habilitar un espacio en el web para compras directas pero nos hemos retrasado, o sea que de momento solo atendemos pedidos por correo electrónico.

  • Alex


    almost 9 years

    ¿Cómo puedo conseguir el juego una vez terminada la campaña de crowdfunding?

  • jordi martí fitó

    jordi martí fitó

    almost 9 years

    Sí, por supuesto. Tenemos previsto colgarlas en el web pero te las mando de todos modos.

  • voignar


    almost 9 years

    Ya me ha llegado el juego. ¿Tenéis las instrucciones en castellano?

  • jordi martí fitó

    jordi martí fitó

    almost 9 years

    Lo enviamos durante estas fiestas. Deberías recibirlo en los próximos días.

  • voignar


    almost 9 years

    ¿Cuándo vais a enviar el juego?

  • jordi martí fitó

    jordi martí fitó

    almost 9 years

    Gràcies, Montserrat. La veritat és que estem contents de la resposta de la gent. L'opció del micromecenatge trobo que és molt càlida perquè veus molt clarament quin interès hi ha pel que proposes i per la causa que defenses. És tota una experiència.

  • Montserrat


    about 9 years

    Hola Jordi i companyia,

    això no és cap pregunta si no una FELICITACIÓ!!! molt guapo el projecte! Se us felicita des de Torrebendarra!

    Montserrat i família

  • jordi martí fitó

    jordi martí fitó

    about 9 years

    Hola, Bea. La resposta és sí. En parlem a l'apartat de calendari. La previsió és per a mitjans de desembre.

    Pel que fa a les adreces, quan tanquem el projecte a verkami (falten 18 dies) ens posarem en contacte amb tots els mecenes perquè ens faciliteu les vostres dades.

  • Soc LaBea

    Soc LaBea

    about 9 years

    Pot ser ho diu algún lloc i no ho he sapigut veure... jo ja he fet la meva aportació, la tindrem abans de reis!? en cap lloc m'han demanat cap adreça ni res...

    com funciona!?

#05 / Fi de campanya

El projecte Papilio fa un pas més per fer-se realitat. Moltes gràcies a tots els mecenes que hi han col·laborat i també a tots els que n'heu fet difusió i l'heu recomanat amb tant d'entusiasme. Aviat ens posarem en contacte amb tots vosaltres per fer-vos arribar les recompenses.

Mentrestant, us convidem a entrar al blog de PllD i a participar en la votació de les papallones del calendari 2015. Encara us queden uns dies.

Fins aviat!

#04 / Calendari dels últims dies i de l'any que ve

Encarem els últims dies de la campanya i us volem convidar a participar en una enquesta en el nostre blog. Es tracta de decidir quines seran les papallones que apareixeran en el calendari 2015. Teniu de temps fins al 27 de novembre a les 23.59. Animeu-vos-hi i ja sabeu què diuen del Bernat i una taula...

A més, també recollim una presentació de Papilio a Ràdio Sabadell per part d'una col·laboradora de Verkami.

#03 / Nous objectius, belles causes

Encara falten 13 dies per tancar aquesta campanya de micromecenatge i ara ens proposem animar la recta final del projecte. Amb l'objectiu inicial assolit els primers 15 dies de la campanya, ens vam plantejar un objectiu secundari. Com que la finalitat última que ens mou és la de la difusió del coneixement, vam valorar que podíem col·laborar amb entitats que treballin amb infants o que se serveixin del joc com a eina educativa. Així, doncs, ens vam posar en contacte amb Ayudar jugando i Aldeas infantiles , que han estat encantats amb la proposta que els hem fet.

A partir d'avui, donarem 1 joc per cada 75 euros que aconseguim.

Per la banda ambientalista, aquests dies hem sabut que els companys de la revista Quercus han dedicat un petit espai a la nostra campanya.

I, per acabar, compartim amb vosaltres una nova entrada al blog sobre curiositats de les papallones.

#02 / Celebracions i ressons, en web, en paper i en cartró pedra

Han passat poc més de dues setmanes des de la publicació de Papilio a Verkami i ja hem assolit l'objectiu que ens havíem marcat. La veritat és que aquest èxit tan ràpid ens ha agafat per sorpresa. Per això, abans que res, volem agrair als mecenes la confiança que ens han fet.

A partir d'aquí encara ens queden uns quants passos per fer fins a la publicació final del joc, que cada dia és més a prop. Ens queden més de 20 dies a Verkami, i encara ens podem plantejar algun altre objectiu. Però, si ens ho permeteu, primer celebrarem una mica l'assoliment de la fita entre castanyes i panellets i d'aquí uns dies ens marcarem algun objectiu secundari per continuar rebent aportacions i, ara més que mai, continuar fomentant el joc de temàtica ambiental, i l'estudi i el reconeixement de les papallones i del medi que les envolta.

Mentre pensem com encarar aquests nous reptes, us fem cinc cèntims del ressò de Papilio durant els darrers dies i també enriquim el projecte amb algunes actualitzacions.

#01 / Curiositats i notícies

Encara no portem deu dies des del llançament de Papilio i ja hem aconseguit una part important de la recaptació. Volem agrair-vos el suport i l'entusiasme que heu demostrat durant aquests primers dies.

Però encara ens queda un tros de camí. De moment, compartirem el ressò que ha tingut el projecte amb tres enllaços:

El primer, una menció per al Julián i ¿Jugamos Una?, la seva botiga online. Per qui no ho sàpiga, en Julián és un sevillano encantador i molt agut que vam conèixer a la fira JugarXJugar de Granollers. Nosaltres ensenyàvem per primer cop el Papilio, ell hi concursava amb un joc de daus, l'SkyDice.

En segon lloc, una entrevista que ens ha fet Ràdio Terrassa al programa El Submarí. Tot va anar una mica precipitat i no vem poder avisar però hem de dir que s'havien preparat molt bé l'entrevista i coneixien molt bé tots els detalls del projecte. Un punt per al Submarí.

I finalment, tot i que no menys important, el blog de Jocs i joguines en català ens ha dedicat una entradaread more

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