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    The BC Wooden Toymakers Society is continually making wooden toys for the not so privileged kids.
    Volunteers use their skills as woodworkers or painters to build smiles for children of all ages.
    One of the challenges is finding something for teens.

    I have thought of the Mancala game

    and tangram puzzles but we need many more things to build, Any ideas?
    Last edited by CanadianScroller; 07-13-2006, 11:55 PM.
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    Hi Carl,

    How about "Go"?
    Go, also known as Weiqi in Mandarin Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 圍棋; Simplified Chinese: 围棋), and Baduk in Korean (Hangul:바둑), is a strategic, deterministic two-player board game originating in ancient China, before 200 BC. The game is now popular throughout East Asia and on the Internet. The object of the game is to place stones so they control a larger board territory than one's opponent, while preventing them from being surrounded and captured by the opponent.
    The English name Go originated from the Japanese pronunciation "go" of the Chinese characters 棋/碁; in Japanese the name is written 碁. The Chinese name Weiqi roughly translates as "encirclement chess", the "board game of surrounding", or the "enclosing game". Its ancient Chinese name is 弈 (pinyin: yƬ). The writings 棋/碁 are variants, as seen in the Chinese Kangxi dictionary. The game is most commonly known as 囲碁 (igo) in Japanese.

    A traditional board for the game is wooden, with the lines painted on.
    The stones are flattened spheroids and fit closely together when placed on adjacent points.
    Age range:Any
    Setup time:No setup needed
    Playing time:10 minutes to 3 hours, although tournament games can last more than 16 hours
    Rules complexity: Low
    Strategy depth: Very high
    Random chance: None
    Skills required: Strategy, Observation

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    Last edited by Marcel in Longueuil; 07-14-2006, 08:42 AM.
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    • #3
      Thats a great idea Marcel.

      I would like to play that with M&M candies. winner takes all

      It seems in this computer generation we lose track of the traditional games.
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