"Tu Kohatu" is a traditional Maori competition played by stacking stones as high as possible on beaches, near rivers or other places with rocks. Totika Kohatu is a tabletop wood rock stacking game that will determine, once and for all, who has the steadiest hand and nerves of steel. Knock the stack over on your turn and lose that round of play. Win a round by successfully stacking the 16th stone. Sounds easy until everyone realizes stacking all 16 stones is nearly impossible but believe us, it’s possible. Don’t give up. Keep practicing and build your skills. Game includes pencil-erasable blank cards allowing you, family and friends to make Totika Kohatu into a question & answer game or a challenge game. Each time a player successfully stacks a stone, they pick a card and pick another player to perform the challenge or answer the question that is the same color as the stacked stone. Add your own rules to make playing easier or more difficult. Includes one small die, which is a choking hazard for under age 3.
- No set-up time and each round of play takes 3-5 minutes. Strengthens fine motor, visual-spatial and logical thinking skills for ages 4 to Adult.
- 16 precision-cut wood rocks are smooth-sanded locust (solid hardwood), colored with safety tested water-based paint, and vary in height (1.5 – 2 inches) and width (1.0 - 1.5 inches). Three different shapes (4 large stones, 8 medium rocks, 4 small gems). Specifically designed and totally perfect for tabletop competition. It takes patience and skill to stack all 16 and the more level and stable the table, the better chance someone will win a round by stacking the last block.
- Includes 24 pencil-erasable cards to write challenges or questions for use during gameplay. Each time a player stacks a stone, they pick a card, read the challenge or question that is the same color as the stacked stone and pick any other player to perform the challenge or answer the question. Comes with a Totika Kohatu cotton game bag for storage and travel.