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|We are a private company engaged in a variety of cultural and artistic initiatives.In 2009, Rui Alípio Monteiro created , an abstract and intellectually challenging board game based on a particular theme.
From immemorial times, Chess, Checkers and Backgammon have always been the most played classical games around the world.
But now, at long last, they have a “real” competitor. has all the potential to stand on its own and may very well become a cult game, with a worldwide following.
|Contemporaneous and revivalist, is a classic, geometrically designed board game. It was inspired by one of 20th century‘s most dramatic and deeply-rooted events (now that 90 years have passed since the Treaty of Versailles): World War I. Also called the Great War, it remains a deeply-rooted event in mankind’s collective memory. The total number of military and civilian casualties were over 35 million. The conflict killed a total of 8 625 000 European soldiers and 116 000 American combatants.The board represents a battlefield, including its demoralizing and frightening trenches.
The Cubist styled game pieces, revealing surprising aesthetics, represent all the ranks in an army during a classic military confrontation: Soldier, Sergeant, Captain, Colonel and General.
The maxims contained in Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” are recalled as they are applied to the algorithm of the game, thus melding Western and Eastern cultures.
The technical revision of the final product and the game algorithm have been dully analyzed and tested by the Casa Militar (a Military Academy-like entity), a service which directly gives advice to the President of the Portuguese Republic.
From its very inception, evokes the memory of the “Great War“ through Art!