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Learning with games - Odyssey
Snakes and Ladders (or chutes and Ladders) was originally an ancient Indian board game for two or more players is a classic.
During British rule of India, this game made its way to England, in the United States of America and the whole world.
A lot of variations occurred and it is traditionally a game of chance:
Each player rolls the dice in his turn and moves the counter according to the dices outcome. If the counter lands on the bottom of a ladder the player can move up to the top of the ladder. If he lands on the head of a snake, he has to move back to the tail of the snake.
Winner is the one who reaches first the final square (home).
In this version there are no snakes nor ladders.
The player follows Ulysses epic journey back home.
He has to survive the Odyssey beasts and obstacles or take a boost according to Homers story.
It can be played as originally played as a game of chance. But it can also be played as a game of knowledge by asking the player about the story of the depiction on each landing square on the board. If the player answers correctly, he can move forward etc.
There is a fun to read booklet included about each squares story in many languages (Greek, English, German, French, Russian, Chinese), based on the classic Odyssey by Homer.
A fun way to get the knowledge about Ulysses epic journey, Homer's Odyssey a fundamental work of western literature and civilization.
No reading required to play - the counters are little ships :)
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Designed by Aristotelis Falegos
The my Greek Games is multi awarded designers brand
- ERMIS awards 2016
- ΕΒΓΕ 2017
Not for children 0-3 years old
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