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Ancient Greek Strategy Games

From the zatrikion to the puzzle, the tangram, chess, backgammon and tic tack toe.

Explore the Ancient Greek Strategy Games! A family friendly activity to discover the most important intelligence strategy games from the Minoan to the Late Hellenistic period.

Learn how to play “pawns” and “dice”. Compete in the “trias” and “enneas”. Discover the rules of playing “tilia” and “polis”. Practice playing the “ostomachion” of Archimedes that consists of 14 pieces. Try to make a tangram from one of the 8 predefined (or some of your own) figures, or solve the puzzle by making a square, using one of the 536 different combinations and win a special gift from the Ancient Greek Technology Museum’s shop.

Before you leave, take with you a wooden “ostomachion” and a unique leaflet with all of its combinations, as researched by Arcimedes and have been recently verified by the use of powerful computing programs to remember your experience in playing ancient greek startegy games!

How to book

This private family activity is ideal for families with children from 6 years old. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Greece.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.