Curious Gastronaut

AU $49.95

Curious Gastronaut

AU $60 inc. shipping

Curious Gastronaut™ is the most fun and whimsical way for kids to learn about the edible world!


Using the power of play, this award-winning game for ages 5yrs and up, helps kids to step out of their comfort zone and explore the exciting world of food like an astronaut explores outer-space—with curiosity, excitement and bravery and eventually become adventurous foodies. Their mission to discover new flavours, textures, aromas & combinations that are out of this world and to revisit familiar ones from a new perspective. It is unique in that…  


• It makes trying new food outrageously fun
• It inspires kids to be imaginative inventors rather than recipe followers
• It makes NO mention of food
• It empowers kids to call the shots
• It fosters positive and healthy food relations in the long run
• It is inclusive and fun for everyone
• It helps kids develop a food vocabulary beyond “yuck” and “yum”, and more.


Following the prompts on beautifully illustrated cards, players use their imagination to gather matching ingredients, creatively combine them to invent a bite-size dish, plate it, name it and taste it using all their senses. Choose from 3 different modes of play, play with or without real food and play for as little or long as you like—there’s something for everyone. It will forever change the way you and your little humans perceive food. Curious Gastronaut™ was awarded the prestigious A’Design Award in 2020. Warning: May involve tasting strange things!


“If you’ve got a kid who loves to cook, enjoys experiments or is a bit picky with their meal choices – I reckon this game is for you! Would also make a cracking gift for your spaghetti-eating-only nephew or nothing-but-white-food goddaughter” – Janessa, teacher & mummy of 3. Read the full review here.


Publisher: Studio Oddball

Designer & Illustrator: Nalisha Chouraria

Specs: 120 x 170 x 40 mm (box)

Weight: 0.44 Kg

Type: Child-led, food play, food education, imagination, exploration, sensorial learning

Format: 55 beautifully illustrated cards, 1 double-sided Gastronaut’s guide card, 1 book of curious recipes, 1 gameplay handbook and 1 cloth bag with drawstrings encased in a box

Recommended Age: 5+. Grownups love it too.

Average Duration: 10-60 min

Release: 26 November 2020


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