Spartan boys had to complete a very tough programme of education which moulded them into good soldiers. This programme, called the agoge, began at age seven when boys would leave their family to be brought up in barracks with other boys. At the age of twenty, having completed the agoge and undergone army training, a boy had to be elected into a mess. He then became a full adult soldier.
You are now about to start the agoge. You must complete a number of tasks to progress through the programme. Your aim is to complete the programme successfully, scoring as many points as you can, and so be elected into a mess and made a member of the Spartan army.