Shotput & Javelin

Shotput & Javelin

Shotput & Javelin Part of the True Genius Collection. This is a combination of two classic puzzles. The Shotput is a popular style of assembly puzzle that has been finished with a rich wood stain.  The Javelin is made up of two twisted metal rods that must be taken apart and then re-linked. The ancient Greek Olympics began in 776 BC and were designed to be a contest between all of Greece’s city states to honor their gods as well as for neighboring city states to compete against each other peacefully.  The most famous of these contests was held in Olympia to honor the Greek god, Zeus.  The games were tests of skill and strength to measure each region’s power, both physically and politically.  Get your game on with this two-piece puzzle set that embodies the sportsmanship modeled by the Greeks’ true genius. Ages: 14+Shotput Difficulty Rating: ♦♦♦◊Javelin Difficulty Rating: ♦♦◊◊

Trying to see how pieces fit and re-assessing where they might go when they don’t fit is a good exercise in checking and re-evaluating choices. Each piece can only go in to one place so there is none of the compromising and trading-off that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to constantly re-evaluate their decisions, and teaches patience with the process as it is an integral part of the game.

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