Taleblazer Mobile Games at Red Butte Garden

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Play TaleBlazer at Red Butte Garden

Interact with the Garden in a new and exciting way! Using GPS-enabled smart phones and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s TaleBlazer software, the Garden has created five free-choice games that require users to gather input from Garden surroundings and demonstrate their understanding to progress through the games. Whether you’re identifying plants to use at your 5-star restaurant or applying navigation skills to find buried treasure, get ready for a virtual adventure!

Red Butte Garden’s TaleBlazer games are free of charge and available for download on any GPS-enabled tablet or smart phone. You will need either a Wi-Fi connection or a data plan to install TaleBlazer and initially download games, but no connection or data is used while playing.

How to download:
  • Search for “TaleBlazer” in either the Google Play Store (Android devices) or App Store (Apple devices) and download the free TaleBlazer app.
  • Load the app and press “Play” under Red Butte Garden on the Home screen to browse and download available games.

Available Games

Nature Re-Connects


Location: Along Main Garden Path
Duration: 25-35 minutes
Best Time to Play: June 2 - September 16, 2018
Difficulty: Intermediate

Boom! LEGO creatures have invaded the Garden and only you can stop them! Join seasoned botanists Jason and Heidi on a quest to recover stolen LEGO blocks, learn about helpful plants, and save the Garden! But tread lightly; Madam Missing Piece and the Evil Molar Mouth are waiting for brave adventurers to challenge!

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Sponsored by: XMission

Garden Tales

Garden Tales

Location:Courtyard Garden & Four Seasons Garden
Duration: 15-25 minutes
Best Time to Play: Year round
Difficulty: Beginner

Interact with Chauncey, Red Butte Garden’s resident gnome, to learn Garden etiquette and practice TaleBlazer basics in this tutorial game.

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Lady Nightshade

Lady Nightshade and the Invaders

Location: Water Pavilion Garden
Duration: 25-35 minutes
Best Time to Play: March-October
Difficulty: Intermediate

Assemble an army to defeat the evil Lady Nightshade and her invading warriors! Learn about native plants and invasive species issues while exploring the Garden’s Water Pavilion in this fantasy adventure game.

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Salt Lake County Weed Control
Urban Habitat

Water Games

Water Games

Location: Children’s Garden
Duration: 10-35 minutes
Best Time to Play: March-September
Difficulty: Intermediate

Can you make water-efficient choices? Learn about water conservation while increasing the water supply to your home village of Trickleton as you explore the Children's Garden.

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Utah Division of Water Resources
Slow the Flow
Water-Use It Wisely
Utah Water Watch
Desert Plant Adaptations
Desert Animal Adaptations

Garden Fresh

Garden Fresh!

Location: Courtyard Garden, Herb Garden, & Medicinal Garden
Duration: 25-35 minutes
Best Time to Play: May-August
Difficulty: Intermediate

Help your restaurant earn a 5-star rating by selecting the correct garden fresh ingredients. Play the role of an assistant chef and help fill customers’ orders by correctly identifying plants in the Garden.

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Utah Farmers Markets
Finding a Community Garden
Plant Uses
Medicinal Uses of Plants
Locavore App

Captain Bonneville

Captain Bonneville

Location: Natural Area
Duration: 45-55 minutes
Best Time to Play: Year round
Difficulty: Advanced (longer game, includes significant hike)

Can you find Captain Bonneville's missing treasure? Test your navigation skills and geographic knowledge while exploring Red Butte Garden's natural area.

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Lake Bonneville
Utah in the Age of Dinosaurs

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