According to Payvand News, the oldest backgammon set so far known to historians was found in Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchistan province, in southeastern Iran. The artifacts, which date from around 3,000 B.C., include two dice and 60 checkers.
A:Chinese chess, or Xiangqi, is a very popular game in the Eastern Hemisphere that is played by millions of people, mainly throughout Asia. The traditional Xiangqi board consists of 10 horizontal lines and nine vertical lines that form a grid. The vertical lines are separated in the middle so that the board appears as two grids of five horizontal lines by nine vertical lines.
A:In the game of Monopoly, each player gets $1,500 to start. Before play begins, the banker gives each player two each of $500, $100 and $50 bills. The banker also gives out six $20 bills as well as five each of the $10, $5 and $1 bills.
A:A fun and interactive way to test your understanding of statistics in a math class is to create a probability-based board game. A probability game is any game greatly influenced by a randomizing element such as cards or dice.
A:Each of the two players in the game of Battleship receives 84 white "miss" pegs, 42 red "hit" pegs and five vessels: an aircraft carrier, a battleship, a destroyer, a submarine and a patrol boat. The goal of the game is to guess the placement of all of the opponent's vessels, marking hits and misses accordingly.
A:Learning to mentally add and subtract from the board is one effective strategy in dominoes that improves vigilance and helps in recognizing opportunities that open up during play. Depending on the evolution of the game, being able to silently add and subtract mentally can make the difference between winning and losing.
A:Many of the best chess openings, such as Ruy Lopez, the Italian Game and Sicilian Defense, move the pawn on the e2 square two spaces forward to e4. There are endless chess openings, but moving the pawn to e4 has been commonly used for hundreds of years.
A:Each player receives $1,500 at the beginning of a game of Monopoly. This money is distributed so that each participant has two $500 bills, two $100 bills, two $50 bills, six $20 bills, five $10 bills, five $5 bills and five $1 bills.
A:In the Monopoly board game, each player starts with $1,500. This should be broken down into two $500 bills, two $100 bills, two $50 bills, six $20 bills, five $10 bills, five $5 bills and five $1 bills.
A:There are a number of fun games to play at home with family and friends, including charades, Cards Against Humanity, Skip-Bo, Clue and Dominion. It's really a matter of individual taste, style and all parties agreeing on the same game.
A:A regulation cribbage board has 120 holes. The holes are laid out in four rows of 30 holes each. The holes are marked off in groups of five, and each player gets two rows. Traditionally, the players make two trips up and down the board during the game.
A:The number of armies a player is provided at the start of a game of Risk depends upon how many people are participating in the game. Two to six people typically play Risk. If only two people play the game, each person is assigned 40 armies.
A:A chess set contains 32 pieces, 16 pieces for each player. Each player has one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. In a Staunton chess set, half of the pieces are white and the other half are black.
A:A checkerboard has 64 squares. Half are light squares while the other 32 are dark squares. The board is positioned in a way so that each player has a light square on the right-side corner closest to him.