We have represented Chelona here in the USA for almost 10 years. In that time I have been impressed with a number of aspects of their toys. One thing in particular that stands out is the graphics and subtle twists that they give ordinary games to make them more interesting.
They have 2 Lotto games are excellent examples of this. The first is based on the theme "Have A Nice Day" which depicts four scenes from a child's day. The other (Four Seasons) depicts scenes from each season.
The game is played in the same way that lotto or bingo would be played. Distribute the 4 wooden boards among up to 4 players. Turn all the tiles upside-down and mix them up. A designated player selects a wooden tile which should be matched with an object on one player's board.
Instead of matching a picture on the board with the identical image on a tile, the player must match the object on the board with something from the picture tile. In the image to the left, you can see that the sun matches the tile with the blonde boy and the sun outside. When the board is filled it creates a complete picture. The first person to collect all 6 tiles for their board wins.
So, is that all? Of course, not. These games can be played in many ways. If a child isn't ready for the lotto game they can work one card at at time to fill the board by recognizing the common object between the board and tiles.
It is also possible to simply use this game as a set of 4 puzzles...with illustrative hints (pictures on the boards) to help as necessary.
This item is Made In Greece. It is available at online and offline across the country. You can also purchase it on our retail website.