Hit or Myth™
Do classical allusions elude you, or do you geek out over Greek? Do sagas drive you gaga, or do you have a great liking for Vikings?
Either way, this game is for you! Whether you’re a mythic maniac or you’ve never read a single legend, Hit or Myth™ has something for everyone. This game will acquaint you with the mythologies of four different cultures – Greek, Egyptian, Norse, and American – and familiarize you with the most important gods, goddesses, and folkloric figures from those mythologies.
Hit or Myth teaches players about the myths and legends that underlie our language and language culture – you can’t swing a Shakespeare play without hitting a reference to Greek Myths, and the days of the week are named after the ancient gods of Scandinavia (Tyr’s Day, Odin’s Day, Thor’s Day, Frey’s Day).
Hit or Myth aligns with numerous Common Core educational standards. It also acquaints players with important science concepts, originally developed in antiquity and refined throughout the ages – and the vocabulary notes reinforce the Latin and Greek roots of English, which also compose the basis of most scientific language.
Have a Closer Look
In Hit or Myth, you hear a brief personal statement from a god, goddess, or mythical figure, and must guess who is speaking. In Standard Play, you get multiple-choice options for the answer, but in Advanced Play mode, you must fill in the blank without any help!
A final note: There are hints in Hit or Myth that may appear to be spelling errors, but are actually puns, inserted for your convenience. Find them all!
Learn About the Four Game Sections
Freaks and Greeks
These challenges are all about the ancient Greek Pantheon; the conversation starter for this section is called Lost in the Blabyrinth, referencing the twisty Labyrinth of King Minos.
Mummy’s the Word
These challenges are all about the ancient Egyptian gods; the conversation starter for this section is called Food for Thoth, referencing Thoth, the god of knowledge.
How the West Was Fun
These challenges are all about the varied influences in American folklore; the conversation starter for this section is called Chuckwagon Chatter, referencing dinner conversation made by cowboys.