More than engaging in sophisticated intellectual activity, the aim of the Chairs Game and the Ladders Game is to play and see just how your construction can surprise you by its audacious balance and the strangeness of its forms.
After a time, some questions about poetic language will undoubtedly arise and, while no one may be able to answer these questions, you will continue to play in an increasingly curious and enjoyable way. Brought to us by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and Pico Pao, a workshop with a long history of craftsmanship that began in 1979 in Lubián, a small Spanish village nestled in the mountains on the border with Portugal, these two games are a staple of mental challenge and bonding play.
With either game, assemble the pieces to create arrangements that are surprising for their beauty and gravity-defying balance. The chairs or ladders can be piled up, stacked, left scattered on the floor or grouped into random shapes of difficult equilibrium. But whatever you do with them, these games let you play with the most primitive rules, those of a child trying to challenge himself and to dare balance itself by stacking objects using the freest of artistic expression.
You are limited only by your imagination!
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