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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2005

It's so big ... how big is it? It's 'Gigantic'!

Advertiser Staff

Youngsters and adults meander through the giant maze at Pearlridge Center's "Gigantic Games" exhibit/interactive event, which continues through July 31.

Deborah Booker | The Honolulu Advertiser


It's larger than life, interactive and loads of fun.

It's Pearlridge Center's "Gigantic Games," a hands-on, walk-through maze of oversized adventure for keiki and kupuna alike.

Presented by Subaru of Hawai'i, "Gigantic Games" is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 31. It's free.

Meander through corridors of walls and posts — a giant maze for exploration — or engage in a super-sized competition of checkers or chess. You may feel as though you've landed in a world of oversized wonder. There's also a rope maze.

There are dice that are as large as a bread box — big enough for a toddler to sit on.

Plus giant building blocks that can be stacked and stacked and stacked ... till they tumble.

Game boards — huge enough for the jolly green giant — include Sorry, Yahtzee, Snakes & Ladders.

And there's an activity pavilion where youngsters can create their own take-home games.

The colorful, eye-filling attractions are concentrated around the Center Court areas at Pearlridge in both Uptown and Downtown sectors. Summer fun or school groups can book ahead if there are 20 or more participants. Call 488-0981.

The "Gigantic Games" event is part of Pearlridge's ongoing series of interactive exhibits that have become a hallmark for eight years. Earlier attractions have included science, whales, rainforests and "junkyard wars."