Blog for the international research project "Our Mythical Childhood… The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges", financed by the ERC Consolidator Grant led by Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak, Faculty of "Artes Liberales" of the University of Warsaw. Team members: Prof. Susan Deacy and Steve K. Simons, University of Roehampton; Prof. Elizabeth Hale and Dr Miriam Riverlea, University of New England; Prof. Lisa Maurice and Dr Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University; Prof. Daniel A. Nkemleke, Dr Divine Che Neba and Dr Eleanor A. Dasi, University of Yaoundé I; Dr Elżbieta Olechowska, Dr Hanna Paulouskaya, Dr Sonya Nevin, Dott. Edoardo Pecchini, Marta Pszczolińska, Angelina Gerus and the Project Officers: Magdalena Andersen, Maria Makarewicz, and Olga Strycharczyk from the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" UW.
“Antiquity Quest” is a card game for 2 to 8 players (ages 10+), created by Grandpa Beck’s Games and illustrated byApryl Stott. The game box contains: 6 player reference boards, set of 220 cards (antiquity cards, treasure cards, character cards), score pad, and a rulebook:
In the game the players become “prospective” archaeologists, who are searching for the stolen artefacts from ancient civilisations, trying to collect as many collections (sets of cards) as they can. Who becomes the owner of the most precious sets of objects, wins!
The sets of cards are six different ancient civilisations. We can find there some objects related to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. There are for example: ancient coins, an ancient vase, ancient jewellery, an ancient helmet, and the statue of Athena:
You can check the rules of the game on the Grandpa Beck’s Games’ website (link) or you can watch the short video below:
Post prepared by Dorota Rejter
The official website of Grandpa Beck’s Games’ website – link
In the first pilot episode, we get to know all the Olympic Gods and Goddesses, as well as and the mythical monsters, who start a new year in the “Mount Olympus” school. The main character of the episode is Eris who always gets in trouble:
The second episode is titled “The New Olympian” and it is dedicated to the character of Paris, who joins the school:
“Sapiens: Human History…” is a family card game created by a Spanish project Londji, with beautiful illustrations by Sebastian Serra known mainly as a children’s books illustrator. It contains 7 sets of cards showing families from different ages of history. The rules are simple – who collects all the members from one family wins!
Two families come from the ancient times – one from the Ancient Egypt, the second one from the Ancient Rome. We can see there for example the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Roman Senate, and the Senatus Populusque Romanus flag:
Full set of “Sapiens: Human History…” cards [source]