Kaloumba constructs games from all over the world using recycled materials and organizes activities and workshops for all audiences.
The aim of the association is to:
-develop the game as a cultural, social and educational tool.
-discover the games of the world, to construct them and play them with as many people as possible.

Kaloumba is a nonprofit organization, created in 2002, upon the initiative of people with a passion for games and meetings among people in a process of creativity, solidarity and cultural exchange.

Presents in all civilizations, games have always attracted human beings.
Games reinforce solidarity, respect for others and rules, while developing everyone’s capacities and skills.
Games also allow us to understand different cultures and inform us about the historical context and symbolism surrounding their origin.

Today, the variety of games around the globe offers a reflection of the wonderful creativity of people and cultures.

You can help us by translating some rules of the games in english (from french, spanish or greek) and send it to us as that we would published online.

The aim of the association is the development and circulation of the games of the world and their many advantages to different audiences, in order to take action in cultural, educational and social contexts.
Our approach is to find all kind of games, from all around the world and all time periods, in order to construct them with recycled wood.
Then, we organize meetings and events to encourage as many people as possible to discover and play these games, facilitating communication between individuals. Our special characteristic is our “LUDOBUS” – a sort of mobile game library – which allows us mobility in order to reach out to people.

All the games are handmade in our workshop and created with recyclable materials. This action symbolizes our struggle against over consumption and waste, found in all wealthy countries. The manufacture of games is a way to complete our work and it’s also a pleasure and a passion for each member of Kaloumba.

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