A new play book for discovering traditional board games in an amazing new guise: In a practical large format eight traditional board games from around the world are reinterpreted using the amusing illustrations of Beatrice Tinarelli in the fantastic world of science. After removing and fitting together the cardboard pieces at the back of the book, the children can challenge each other in games of logic and strategy, such as Watermelon Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dara, a traditional Nigerian game of strategy, or the eternal Noughts and Crosses. Each of these activities helps children to develop specific skills of logic and calculation, as briefly described in the texts that accompany the rules of each game. Each board has a different setting, with a delightful guide to accompany the children as they explore outer space, sensational robot factories, science labs and much more. Rediscovering the best traditional board games will be a fascinating journey into the world of science!