Welcome to SOULMATE, we are a real-life city role play set in the fictional town of Mariet, Louisiana. Its real life with a twist, can you find your soulmate? Cupid can help you. Over 7 years and still going strong!
Spring has sprung, and has apparently sprung a leak. The neighboring town of Descartes has started to flood due to storms from the gulf. Many back roads are out, and the township needs help!
Mariet citizens are being asked to help with sandbagging, fundraising, and helping their fellow Mariet County residents in their time of need.
BOARD AVAILABLE UNTIL: 31st May
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South of Mariet there is a much liked, by citizens and tourists alike, beach. The sand is golden and the foamy tide laps against the shore. Sometimes, the tide goes all the way out, and miles of mud flats become accessible, inhabited by mussels, crabs and sea worms. The beach is nearly empty of tourists all year round except for mid-summer.
The Zoo is a new addition to Mariet and it's somewhat small. There is a reptile house that has various different snakes, a pair of Nile monitors and a pair of caimans. The remaining enclosures are outside. The animals include a Bengal tiger pair, a male and two female lions, a maned wolf pack, a heard of bongos, gazelles, giraffes, zebras, warthogs and gorillas. Eleven species isn't bad for only a few years up and running. Due to the relatively small size of the zoo, the landscaping and the overall care of the animals is wonderful. Scenic and clean, J.L. Shedd, the founder has done Mariet proud and even managed to bring a few desperate tourists in! There is even a small petting zoo and farm in the back for the younger children to interact with animals. Fun for the whole family!
About ten miles from the heart of down town is a large, untouched forest. The Mariet government planned on flattening the land and redirecting the river that flows through it in order to erect a new, massive strip mall. Their ideas were put in the news paper and quickly came under scrutiny. Thankfully, the city knew that crossing its own citizens is never a good idea and they decided to leave the land alone.
A result of the government's desperate efforts to drive the skating youth out of the inner city (where they might get injured) a concrete skatepark was built just outside of town. The Mariet government really pulled out all the stops on this one. There are half-pipes, quarter-pipes, handrails, fun boxes, vert ramps, pyramids, banked ramps, full-pipes, stairsets and various other objects whose names only really mean anything to people who actually skate. Graffiti decorates the concrete, adding a little more life to the otherwise grey and boring landscape.
To the south of The Village is a small pond, into which runs a narrow stream. The pond is nothing special - the water is dark blue, almost black and the surface is littered with lily pads. Around the edges of the pond are tall reeds and the occasional old oak tree. The surrounding area is quite marshy and both the marshland and the pond are home to a wide range of wild life.