The game author: Ranko Rajović
Expert Associates: Marina Ilić, Vuk Rajović, Nemanja Bojanić, Jelena Vukić, Danica Mojić
Games titles: “Illogical Story – NTC Dice” and “Tongue Twisters – Funny Faces”
Age: 4+ Players: 2 to 6
Contents: 6 illustrated dice, a notepad for keeping score, instructions
Each dice is illustrated with different concepts.
Dice 1: Elephant, spider, snail, ant, cobra, ostrich
Dice 2: Baker, carpenter, painter, postman, fireman, astronaut
Dice 3: Ship, balloon, bike, desert, waterfall, labyrinth
Dice 4: Racket, pot, hammer, table, suitcase, guitar
Dice 5: Brazil, Australia, Italy, Egypt, Hungary, China
Dice 6: France, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Holland, India
The brain is a survival organ and includes reserve capacities for illogical stuff in order to check whether it’s something life threatening. It doesn’t even matter whether the illogical stuff is something real or imagined, because the brain has its reaction patterns and it automatically turns on the reserve regions. Those are the exact regions that the Illogical stories activate and, that way, through playing, the children try to collect as many points as possible and to come up with the best (the least logical) stories. That’s how they activate associative regions which are important for the development of creativity and divergent thinking – crucial for the development of thought processes and functional knowledge.
Thought Series and Classifications
The dice with flags are numbered in such a way to indicate the countries’ size. That way, the dice get another educational development element, by helping the children to learn flags but also to master the concept of size, which is something we use in the NTC games that develop mathematical logical thinking (thought series and classifications games).
Tongue Twisters and Associations
Especially for this game, the NTC expert team has designed tongue twisters which are associations to certain countries. The child rolls the dice with flags and repeats the tongue twister 3 times. We have added the second dice to obtain the number of tongue twister repetitions (from 1 to 6). The second dice idea was published by Danila Mojić in the NTC manual “Learning is a Game”.