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Zeus on the Loose

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Zeus on the Loose + Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology (Mythlopedia)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.8 x 5.8 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GKD470
  • Item model number: 233
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 14 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,731 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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! 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! 2 to 5 Players. Playing Time: about 15 minutes

From the Manufacturer

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!

Customer Reviews

Game is great and fun for the whole family.
Valerie Pearman
It's a really good tool for kids who need practice or want to hone their mental math addition skills.
E. Mendoza
Every kid that my son (8 year old) has had over to play LOVES this game!
Christine Monge

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on June 17, 2007
I bought this game when my nephew (age 9) was visiting for rainy days. This game was a ton of fun! My nephew, already into mythology, loved the fact you could "steal Zeus". The actual game play is very educational (adding/subtracting) and if you're smart, you use strategy to win the game. The drawings of the gods/goddesses are very cute and we got a kick out of the Zeus statue (looks just like the guy on the box). Some games aren't that easy to learn straight out of the box, but this one was straight forward and simple to learn, my nephew picked it up right away and therefore didn't get frustrated trying to learn rules. However, just because the game seems straightforward and simple...it's not as easy as it looks! Highly recommend this game to anyone w/kids around 8+!
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Cristy on February 9, 2007
My 5 & 9 year old boys love this game and so do I! We enjoy stealing Zeus from each other and seeing how fast we can "climb" Mount Olympus. I like that they're hearing and using mythological names and that my oldest works on quick adding and subtracting. My youngest boy needs one of us to add/subtract right now, but he gets to practice recognizing numbers. We love Gamewright games and have previously played Frog Juice, Rat-a-Tat Cat, Hissss, Snap, Feed the Kitty, and Leaping Lizards. This has been one of the boys' favorites because of the "stealing" and fast pace.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Miss Em on February 2, 2008
I'm a speech pathologist and the kids I work with love this game. Younger students practice their math skills by keeping a total of Mt. Olympus (on paper), while older students enjoy the challenge of remembering the total as the game is played. A great game for elementary-aged kids.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. Swann on November 30, 2010
This game is a lot of fun! I bought it thinking it would be a good travel game -- which it is, but what I didn't realize was what an incredible education game it is also. As a teacher, I have used this game constantly in my class and all of my kids love it. Beyond all the math, there is a lot of strategy to the game which keeps it interesting.

It does help if an adult plays to help keep track of where Mt. Olympus is and to keep the math correct. My third graders aren't very successful playing it by themselves, but fifth and six graders usually are.

This year, I also realized that it can be used for both addition and subtraction. To use it as a subtraction game, we start at 100 and work backwards. Hera goes to 1 instead of 99 and Posiedon adds 10 rather than subtracts.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Davis Mom on December 28, 2010
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We have several Gamewright card games and just adore some of them. But Zeus on the Loose just hasn't been that fun for our family (girls 9 and 6). The balance of luck vs. skill vs. all-out-wanting-to-win just doesn't make it. My daughter is a big Percy Jackson fan, so the Greek Myth angle was huge for her, but not enough for her to choose to play this over other favorites, like Sleeping Queens.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lorie B on November 19, 2007
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This is one of many Gamewright games I've gotten to play with my kids, and is one of my very favorites! It is simple, you try to get Mt. Olympus (the discard pile) to add up to 100, and have Zeus with you when it gets there. Full of fun card like reverse the total, subtract 10, round to the nearest 10 along with the regular numbered cards. It's so much fun that you forget that your kid is using their math skills. My husband is a teacher and plays this in his classroom. You can't go wrong with this game!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Marvell on December 4, 2009
Got several of these for my 7th grade students to play at the end of our mythology unit. They LOVED playing it and didn't even notice how much math they were doing while playing the game. Was fun to hear them say things like "Hera - in your face" to other kids. Would have to say that the cards are made of pretty cheap materials (will have to replace the games every couple of years), but so fun and educational. Had several of the kids say that they are adding it to their Christmas lists.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on February 20, 2011
This is a fun game for my 2nd grader to practice his adding while having a good time. He also likes memorizing the Gods Zeus, Aphrodite, Hera, Poseidon, Hermes, Athena, Artemes, Ares and Apollo. It's easy to learn and play. The balance of skill and luck make it exciting and unpredictable. We are always impressed with the creativitiy of Gamewrights games.
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