June 12, 2012
-- Curtlin Toys and Games is pleased to announce that KATATU has won the 2012 Board Game of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine. KATATU is a 100% strategy game that has roots going back over 3,000 years to ancient Rome and Egypt and derivations of the game eventually traveling down into Southern Africa. KATATU teaches many wonderful life lessons of decision making, geometry and fair game play. Curtis Paul, COO of Curtlin Toys and Games, says that KATATU is one of the few strategy games on the market that children can actually play starting at the age of five.
The game is very easy to learn and similar to 'Tic-Tac-Toe' but is preticated on forming a 'KATATU MILL' (achieving 'three(s) in a row' ) and then capturing one of your opponents pieces upon doing so. The game features 12 magnetic Bees and Grasshoppers (cute bugs) as playing pieces and is played on a flat colorful 'Pyramid' looking game board. KATATU also features a 'Bug Bag' to store your magnetic playing pieces (when not in play) making the game easy to pack and therefore portable and can be virtually played anywhere.
Variations of KATATU has been taught as a means to enlighten and teach children for many centuries and is rich in history as an eduactional tool. Paul also makes point that the game award was voted on by parents, teachers and educatiors that take gaming and learning as serious business and this game has never really traveled to Western cultures here in America until now. Ask for it at your local toy and hobby stores.