Games From the Past A blog about the history of games, their origins and how they evolved into what they are today. For example


Chess is a game of strategy, where two players, each with sixteen pieces, take turns moving their pieces in order to capture the other player’s pieces. The game dates back to around 600 AD in India, but it wasn’t called chess back then; instead, it was known as Chaturanga. In fact, the name “chess” comes from the Persian word shatranj.


Bowling is a sport in which a player rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane and towards ten pins positioned at the end of the lane. The objective is to roll the ball such that it knocks over as many pins as possible. The more pins knocked over, the better for you!

That’s cheating!

Cheating is a form of deception, which is an action that is intended to gain unfair advantage in a competition. Cheating can occur during sporting events or other competitions through the use of performance-enhancing drugs, illegal substances, bribes, breaking rules and other forms of corrupt conduct. This includes practices such as bribery (e.g., giving money or gifts to players), match fixing (e.g., purposely losing matches for benefits), unauthorized corporate sponsorships, malpractice (e.g., performing surgery on professional athletes when not qualified), counterfeiting goods, gamesmanship (e.g., feigning injury) and so forth.

Cheating has been around since the beginning of time and it has evolved with time as well as different cultures have developed their methods and ways of cheating in order to win over others without being caught by authorities or even teammates who may be aware of their actions but choose not speak up about it because they want the same outcome for themselves too–winning!

Chess champion and scholar Garry Kasparov (inventor of the chess variant Allegro)

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. He was the world’s undisputed chess champion from 1985 until 1993.

In 1986, he became only the third player in history to surpass 2800 Elo rating (after Anatoly Karpov and Magnus Carlsen). In 2005, he was ranked fifth in the world with an Elo rating of 2772 points.

The game of chess was invented in India around 600 AD.

Chess was invented in India around 600 AD by a scholar named Chaturanga. The game is believed to have been played on an 8×8 board with 16 pieces representing war elephants, horses, chariots and foot soldiers. These pieces moved according to specific rules and captured each other to win the game.


What’s so interesting about chess is that it was invented in India around 600 AD. This game has evolved over the centuries, but many of its rules and strategies remain intact today. The modern version of the chess championship tournament format was developed by Dutchman Max Euwe who organized (and won) tournaments between 1931-35.

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