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Zeus on the Loose

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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

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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!

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Product Dimensions 1.5 x 4.8 x 5.8 inches
Item Weight 6.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B000GKD470
Item model number 233
Manufacturer recommended age 8 - 14 years
Best Sellers Rank #3,754 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#109 in Toys & Games > Games > Card Games
#205 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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By Cr8zyC8tL8dy 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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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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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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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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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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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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Zeus on the Loose is a very fast paced card game. The Zeus statue flies around the table like crazy. In fact, it probably takes more time to actually swap the statue around than to take your turn. You slap cards down at a frenzy like Crazy 8s... except there's a good bit of math involved here. You have to round up to the nearest multiple of ten quite often. The goal of the game is to get the card pile known as "Mount Olympus" up to 100 or more with Zeus in your posession. You do this by playing number cards, trying to make each move come out to a multiple of 10 so you can steal or keep Zeus. There are many character cards as well that do various actions such as swapping the number of Mount Olympus around, skipping players, or making the count go to 50 or 99 (Hera does the 99 one). Each of these cards has a different god or goddess on it (such as Hera). The pace is fast, and your addition skills need to be sharp as a razor to stay on top of things. My 5 year old struggles with this and needs a great deal of help, and the 7 year old does fine but often forgets to draw her card after her turn.

I enjoy the frenzied pace of the game myself but both of the kids are not as enthusiastic and prefer slower, more strategic games where you mull over your strategy such as Horse Show and Sleeping Queens. It is a fun game, and those that are looking for something that moves at a breakneck pace will be well pleased with this purchase. The cards are of high quality and the Zeus statue (though in a single color - without painted details) is well made. It's a good game to break out now and then on game nights.
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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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