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: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: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:According to the United States Chess Federation, the modern version of chess originated from India and is based on a game known as Chatarung. Around 1000 A.D. the game spread from India to Europe through the help of Persian traders.
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: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: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:The most important part of planning a family game night is putting it on the calendar. Regularly scheduled family game nights become family rituals that build memories to last a lifetime, long after the details of the plan have been forgotten.
A:A player typically wins a Chinese checkers game by being the first to move all his pieces from his base corner to the opposite corner on the hexagram game board. The winning strategy requires a player to think ahead and anticipate the moves of his opponents.
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: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 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:There are thousands of Mancala variations, but winning Mancala in a single turn is impossible in most game versions. The best first move is going to be the third hole, which places the last pebble in the Mancala zone. This scores a point and gives the player a second move.
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.