Soccer is the world’s most popular team sport and is played by both men and women in 150 nations. Many countries claim to be the originators of the sport. In 1697 BC, Huang-Ti of China invented a game called tsu-chu that Japanese and Chinese teams actually played against each other. The Egyptians and Barbers of the 7th Century played koura. It was the Roman game hapastuam, based upon the Greeks’ episkiros, which was the origin of the game of soccer that we know today. Julius Caesar played hapastuam, and Roman legionnaires took the game to England during the Roman occupation from 43 AD to 407 AD. The Soccer Scramble Squares® 9-Piece Puzzle depicts boys and girls vigorously having fun playing together in an effort to bring the soccer ball downfield and kick it into the opponent’s goal.
The object of the Scramble Squares® puzzle game is to arrange the nine colorfully illustrated 4” x 4” square pieces into a 12” x 12” square so that the realistic graphics on the pieces edges match perfectly to form completed pictures in every direction.Award winning Scramble Squares® 9-piece puzzles are Easy To Play, But Hard To Solve!® for children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens of all ages. At under $10.00 each suggested retail, Scramble Squares® puzzles make inexpensive, but highly valued cross-generational gifts for all occasions for all ages.Scramble Squares® puzzles teach patience, perseverance, fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and help maintain mental agility while providing stimulating entertainment as a either a solitaire game or a cooperative activity. Each puzzle package includes a panel of fascinating facts on the subject of the puzzle, as well as a trivia question and hidden answer to the trivia question, all packaged in a unique and handy resealable heavy duty 10-1/2” long x 5-3/4” wide x 3/8” deep clear vinyl pouch, which can be stored easily in a standard 3-ring binder.
Over 140 styles of exquisite original art are available on nature, sports, history, culture, occupations, fantasy, science, technology, hobbies, and other activities. Scramble Squares® puzzles are highly rated by the Ableplay.org web site of the Lekotek National Center in Chicago, which ranks products that are beneficial to the learning disabled.
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