Kumba Iron Ore Board Games

Sishen Mine is one of Kumba Iron Ore’s mines and as with all mines – Safety, Health and Environment is of vital importance.

Sishen Mine strives to maintain a fatality-free safety shift record (amongst other safety record statistics) and it is with this critical deliverable in mind that the Fatigue Centre on the mine is a place where all staff can retreat to, particularly in the event of feeling fatigued.

The Fatigue Centre is geared with a number of activities –like Fussball and ping pong to name a few.

HKLM was commissioned to design and develop two board games, which can be played by the staff at the Fatigue Centre during their breaks. The games have been designed in such a way that they serve as educational tools as well.


Loaders & Haulers

This game is based on answering mine related questions and each correct answer allows you to advance by a certain amount of moves.

However, on the board there are Loaders and Haulers. if you land on a Loader – you go up!

However, if you land on a Hauler you go down a level or two.

The trick is to answer correctly, advance in the game, land on a Loader to gain further advantage and dodge the Haulers.

The first to reach the last block is the winner.


Mining Madness

Here the players need to answer mine related questions regarding safety, health and combating fatigue within a 30-second time frame.

If they answer correctly they retain the card. The more questions answered correctly the more cards you collect.

At the end of the game the person with the most cards wins.




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