Tu Kohatu photoTū Kōhatu - Taonga Tākaro (Traditional Māori Game)

Game description

Stacking rocks or stones in a pile as high as you can without them falling over.

Number of players required

1-2 people minimum

Space required

Small area, beach, river or place with rocks.

Equipment required

Kōhatu rocks or stones.


Pile the rocks without hurting yourself.


  1. Racing to build the highest tower in set time or rocks
  2. Same amount of rocks to build the highest tower
  3. 2 teams build towers and then try to knock each others over
  4. Leaning tower, take turns and who ever topples the tower losses


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