Treasures In Heaven – Board Game

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Print and Play the brand new board game Treasures In Heaven today! No waiting until it gets to store shelves, get it now!

Only $5.00

Treasures in Heaven is a cooperative board game about the fruits of the spirit for 2 to 9 players. It is helpful if players can read, but color coded cards make it possible for younger players to join the fun with the adults! Players work together to gather all the fruits of the spirit before the rains come and spoil the harvest.

Actual game being played at a game night!
Actual game being played at a game night!

This game won an award at the 2010 CGDC annual game design competition. The rule was it had to use a chromatic scale of colors. Christian content is a bonus. Treasures in Heaven does both! What I did was match up the 9 fruits of the spirit to 9 different fruits in a rainbow of colors. After some play testing, the game is now ready for people to play! Enjoy!


Treasures In Heaven F.A.Q.

Who can play?

-Anyone age 5 to 105. Reading helps but if there is at least one person at the table who can read, everyone can play. Small parts not suitable for children 3 and younger.

How many players?

-2 to 9 players

What style of game is it?

-Cooperative, meaning everyone at the table wins together, or else everyone loses together.

How long does it take to play?

-About 1 hour start to finish.

Does the game really have everything I need to play in the print kit?

-Everything except one 6 sided die which you will need to provide. And scissors of course to cut out the playing pieces.

I want to play it at a mixed gathering. Is it a really preachy Christian game?

-Not at all. Optional verses are provided which can be printed on the back of the cards for entertainment purposes, but otherwise it really doesn’t preach at all. Just play and have fun!

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Pedich Edhellen – learn Elvish app

Do You Speak Elvish?” Is a small ap for the PC to teach the user Quenya. This includes lessons 1-10. I am making these lessons to teach my own children Elvish. I am making the ap available here so you can learn also. These lessons use an immersion method (comparable to the Suzuki method of teaching music) which is excellent for teaching children and adults alike as the student begins speaking the language from the very first day. It is a very fun and exciting way to learn a language. Sound is included for pronunciation with each “card” in the lesson. Some Sindarin words are substituted when a Quenya word is not available.

Updated October 12, 2011 with new phrases!

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“Do You Speak Elvish?” Lessons 1 through 10Elvish_1_10_Preview

Lesson 1 is primarily derived from several internet sources, and includes common phrases and greetings so you can start speaking conversational Elvish immediately!

Lesson 2 adds even more common phrases drawn from various internet resources.

Lesson 3 is Galadriel’s Song from The Lord of the Rings movie. Referenced from the full musical score available online here:

Lesson 4 teaches the words for God (this is the proper noun for The One God), Son of God, Mother of God, Bless, Blessed, the phrase “God bless you” and all 5 lines of Elrond’s Blessing from the book.

Lesson 5 is the Quenya translation of The Lord’s Prayer, from the notes of J.R.R. Tolkien himself. I disagree with using Tengwar punctuation in the Roman style alphabet of the Quenya translation, I think it should be consistent with the font/keyboard being used, but that is how J.R.R. Tolkien did it so that is how I did it in this lesson.

Lessons 6-10 include the words for language, letter, alphabet, and all 43 characters in the Quenya alphabet, culminating in the phrase for “Lord of the Rings” in Quenya as written by J.R.R. Tolkien himself.

I’ve put many many hours into this course already, and will continue to add to it at least through November 2011. Please donate according to your ability.

The resolution is 320×480, and should run on any PC. Sound is included for pronunciation practice. I hope to get it onto mobile devices soon but still have to figure out how to get that process working. Meanwhile you can download it and play it on your computer, netbook, or other PC device.


CLICK TO HEAR A SAMPLE: A star shines on the hour of our meeting.

Q. Is this the Elvish language from Lord of the Rings ?

A. Yes, this is Elvish from the Lord of the Rings stories. Quenya and Sindarin are two of the many languages invented by author J.R.R. Tolkien for his famous stories. Quenya is old Elvish, Sindarin is 3rd age Elvish, both are spoken in the time of the 3rd age. J.R.R. Tolkien was friends with C.S. Lewis and they both belonged to a writing group called “The Inklings”. Both of these famous authors were Atheists who became Christians, and their Christian faith and ideology is reflected in their stories.

Q. Why do the graphics look like they were drawn on plain paper?

The script is hand drawn with a real calligraphy pen because it is extremely difficult to write Tengwar (the Elvish script) in a Windows font, due to the positioning of the vowels (the vowels in Quenya go above the consonants), due to variations in consonants (s, r and z all have two forms depending on whether they are followed by a vowel or not), and the way certain letter blends are combined into different characters to make a new letter. There have been people to develop fonts that can be used in Windows, but they come with a huge list of codes that must be learned to use them correctly. By using a calligraphy pen, I am presenting the letters the way they might have been written in Elvish scrolls. I hope you are able to enjoy the lessons, despite the obvious human touch on the cards.

Q. The Elvish languages are beautiful. Why aren’t the cards more elaborate?

I intentionally do not embellish the cards with decorations so as to focus on learning the words, as decorations can be distracting. In some educational circles it is considered bad form to add any extra decorations to the card when trying to teach a new bit of information. Once you learn to read and write Quenya you can add all manner of elaborate decoration to your calligraphy artwork, but for now the focus is on learning the language. Thank you for understanding.

New Content!

Updated October 12, 2011 to include Lessons 1 through 10!

Note: Updates, expansions and corrections will be released immediately as they are available. You will find them here on this page. New lessons will continue to be released at least through November 2011, more if there is sufficient interest to make the endeavor worthwhile.


Learning to write Elvish

The elvish script is called Tengwar, and the alphabet is a little different than our American alphabet. There are two styles or “modes” for writing in elvish. The old style is called Quenya and based on the old elvish, or High Elf language. The 3rd age style is called Sindarin (Edhelen) and is the language of the Grey Elves. Of course, both Quenya and Sindarin are fantasy languages invented by J.R.R. Tokien, there are no native speakers of elvish, so both languages are somewhat incomplete, but we can derive from them both to accomplish a fairly reasonable means of communication in elvish. There are some words from each language that are not found in the other language, for example “hello” or “greetings” does not exist in Quenya so we use the Sindarin word, surmising that the same word must have been used since ancient elvish times and remains unchanged into the 3rd age. For sanity sake however, we must choose a script in which to write, as we can not comprehend what is written when mixing and matching the Tengwar modes of both Quenya and Sindarin. We have chosen to use the Quenya mode for these lessons. If you would like to learn to write in Tengwar, the best website resource we have found is however they made no effort whatsoever to put the Tengwar into an order that resembles the American alphabet (perhaps it is the order of the alphabet the elves chose? I don’t know) so I spent about 3 hours in photoshop rearranging the letters in an order that is more logical to my American brain so I can spell the words I’m trying to write more easily. I also got them all to fit on a single sheet of letter size paper, so they can be printed and used offline more easily, such as in a class setting. If you would like to benefit from my efforts to make these more user friendly and download these Tengwar sheets, please make a donation according to your ability.

Quenya Tengwar page


Sindarin Tengwar page


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Messiah – Card Game

Messiah the card game is available for sale online right now!

Messiah is a family friendly card game with a blend of skill and luck and a surprize ending. A game can last 15 to 45 minutes. Messiah cards include scripture from the King James Version of the Bible with blank spaces where words have been left out that the player can recite from memory to win a bonus card. Messiah is a card game for 2 to 10 players who are old enough to read (about age 8 and up). Messiah is suitable for parties, game nights, fellowship gatherings, or just hanging out with friends and family. This card game was designed by Laurene Wells in 2004, but just released to the public for the first time in 2009 through The Game Crafter beta online store. Laurene is owner of Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo, a Christian game development company currently staffed entirely by volunteers.

Messiah is NOT a computer game. It is a regular card game printed on paper cards. Play it at the kitchen table!

Game Includes:
  • Messiah Starter Deck (88 cards)
Messiah: beta publication
Messiah: beta publication
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Chariots – Download

Chariots is a racing game for the PC set on the island of Cyprus in the ancient Roman empire.

In the racing game Chariots you can:

* Explore 13 Ancient cities on the Island of Cyprus

* Race in Foot races, Horse races, and of course Chariot races

* Experience a variety of races: cross-country marathons, labyrinths, and legendary hippodromes

* Get the best gear! Complete 6 Collection Quests for special prizes!

* Win Races to earn new horses and chariots, a different one in every city!

* Race by yourself, or compete against friends in multi-player mode.

* Great fun for everyone! Exploration. Horse breeds. Challenges.

*Easy, Medium and Hard races.


$7.99 download
Great Gift idea!


Minimum System Requirements

Windows Xp Recommended – Vista work around
Processor – 2 Ghz
RAM: 2 gigs
400mb Hard Drive Space
DirectX 9c, April 2007 or newer required
Graphics Card Support Pixel Shader Technology
* * nVidia GeForce 6 Series
* * nVidia GeForce 7 Series
* * ATI Radeon X1K series
* * Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 (Intel® GMA 3000)

Network Hardware for Multiplayer Gaming
Microsoft .NET 3.5



Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo, LLC. is the creator and owner of Chariots and the Chariots logo. We are the developers of the Chariots game. Chariots was developed by an entirely volunteer team. Thank you for your support!

$7.99 download
Great Gift idea!
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Our Books

In 2012 we self-published a Cookbook with recipes from ancient Rome to compliment our work on Visions. That book is available in both printed hard copy as well as digital formats. It is available directly from the publisher at CreateSpace, as well as other mainstream distributors.



Ancient Roman Eats

by Laurene Wells


Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble

Other Books

We have self-published some other books also that have nothing to do with any of the games we make but which we thought maybe some of our players would be interested in finding. Laurene has written a devotional focused on spiritual warfare, and as a result of participating in NaNoWriMo for the past four years she is also working on a series of novels for teens. Rivan, Zephan and Kaiya have all participated in the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s program and they have self-published their short stories. Kaiya loves art so much she wanted to share it with others by making a coloring book also which she self-published. One of the Visions world builders, Matthew Jenkins, is also an author and his book is available online also.

Tinyzoo on Lulu

Lulu is another self-publishing print house. This company offers an “all in one place” page where the publisher can offer all their books in one place. They call this page the Spotlight. Many of Laurene’s newest books can be found here, as well as all of Rivan, Zephan, and Kaiya’s books can be found here.

Tinyzoo on Lulu Spotlight




Breaking the Chains

Scriptures That Speak Truth and Life Into Our Darkest Times

by Laurene Wells

Lulu Print

Lulu Digital

Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble – Paperback and Nook Book





Blood Pancakes

by Laurene Wells

Book 1 of the Amish Vampires series


Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble





The Emerald Assemblage

by Rivan Wells

Lulu Print

Lulu Digital

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook Book





Grak and Other Short Stories

by Zephan Wells

Lulu Print

Lulu Digital

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook Book




The Dragon Family and Other Random Stories

by Kaiya Wells

Lulu Print (Original wide format)

Lulu Print (6×9 Trade Paperback)

Lulu Digital

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook Book



Coloring Book 2014

by Kaiya Wells

Lulu Print







Messengers of Yesh

by Matthew Jenkins

Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle


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Visons Alpha – client download

Visions is a Christian MMORPG set in ancient Rome around 100 AD. Players experience the game as a Roman citizen in a quest and skill based gameplay. Visions is not done yet. This is a rare opportunity in the gaming world where we are offering financial contributors access to our Alpha test server. Log in and see what we’re working on! Come join us for our weekly GM events in game.

A contribution* of just $50 will get you access to the Visions Alpha test server client!


Visions will currently only run on a Windows PC with a high end video card (2gb or better) and a minimum of 4 GB on board RAM.
Visions is an online game. An active high speed internet connection is required to play.
Learn more about Visions from the official Visions website

You will need to send us an email to verify which email we should send the unique download link to so you can get the file. 

Your download link should be sent to you within 1 business day (though it is usually much sooner) as we currently send the link personally, it is not automated.



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If you have any questions about the Visions Alpha download access please contact us by email.

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