How to play: Catch Zeus if you can! The great Greek god has bolted from Mount Olympus and it's up to you to nab this dashing deity. Play cards strategically, adding numbers as you climb up the mythic mountain. Grab Zeus when the total reaches a multiple of 10. Better yet, summon the strength of Apollo, Poseidon, or all-powerful Hera to bring Zeus within your grasp. Reach the top of Mount Olympus with Zeus in hand and you're a mortal among the gods. To play is human. To win, divine!
About this game: Did you know that, in addition to their supreme powers, the Greek gods were endowed with the special ability to change the course of card games? Well, at least that's the case in Zeus on the Loose! As you figure out how harness the strengths of the various gods within, you'll sharpen strategic thinking along with valuable addition and subtraction skills. A quick warning about Hera: Though she may be the most powerful goddess in the game, don't get on her bad side or else she might wind up helping an opponent steal Zeus and win!
Details: 2 to 5 players; Playing time: about 15 minutes; reinforces math and strategic thinking skills. Contents: 56 cards, Zeus figurine, rules of play.
For ages 8 and up.
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- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
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I got this game for my birthday back in October and I had so much fun playing it! I love all the crazy rules and "stealing Zeus" factor of the game. I play it with most of my friends and family members. If you want a game where you and your friends can have fun playing over and over again, get it. I recommend playing this game sober.
My boys love this game and we usually bring it with us on holidays so they can play with friends. Mental calculations and need to memorize what each card can do so suggest for children 7+. Great images on cards are also fun.
Our family loves to play this game! As a parent and teacher I love the way that it strengthens my childrens' mental math abilities. My kids love the drama of playing the god cards and changing the numbers. It is also fun that Zeus changes hands quickly and usually everyone gets to hold him at one point in the game, so less hurt feelings.
TOO MANY RULES.......MOST 8 YEAR OLDS HAVE NOT LEARNED ABOUT GREEK GODS IN SCHOOL AT THIS AGE......WILL BE RETURNING TO B&N.....GIVE ZEUS THE CABOOSE!