Creative Task: Return from the Afterlife – Board Game


Creative Task: Crafting a Board Game to Explore the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

This task involves creating a handmade board game that reinforces knowledge about the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

It’s best to complete this task in a group, for example, with your classmates or friends.

If you are not familiar with the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice or have forgotten the details, start by reading it together or listening to it at this link: YouTube Link

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice can be found in “Mythologia” by J. Parandowski, published by Iskry, Warsaw 1950, pages 111-113.

Divide yourselves into pairs or small groups that will compete during the game.

Prepare quiz questions, for example, “What happened to Orpheus’s remains?”

Choose and prepare the materials for creating your board game, such as cardboard, colored paper, and necessary tools like glue, scissors, markers, etc.

For inspiration, you can visit this Pinterest board: Pinterest Board

Decide together on the number of squares between the start and finish, where each square represents a quiz question.

You can include additional squares like “-5” (move back 5 squares) – be creative!

Create the rules of the game, especially regarding the start and finish, for example, let the youngest player begin.

Write down all the rules or record them on your phones.

Prepare or make game pieces and a dice.

After creating your boards, exchange them with other groups or pairs, along with the rules.

READY, SET, GO! Let each pair or group compete for victory.

Share a photo of the board game you created on any platform.

Module: The Essence of Art – Why do they turn around when leaving the underworld or returning from the afterlife? On the essence of art, artistry, and being an artist.