Some Classic Games of The Early Century

Games that have both antiquity and popularity.

From ancient to our modern period, games have picked up its own identity among mankind, for its uniqueness and gradual prosperity. Whatever indoor or outdoor games, most people in general prefer both. Many of them love to participate internationally. Here we’re going to discuss the history and popularity of some of the classic games.

Carrom: A pocket-table game

Occurrence and distribution of carom in parts of Asia and adjacent areas. There is a difference of opinion that this game was first popularized by the Maharajas. You can find the ancient board of carrom in one of the famous places of Patiala. Carrom gained popularity sometime after the First World War, and today it is so popular and so common that the game has become a daily evening recreation for every teenager.

Ludo: A breakthrough game

Ludo is a game that everyone has played at least once in their life. When this game was barely accepted by the people, its board was made of coarse cloth or jute cloth. It is said that the first appearance of this game was from Maharashtra and its popularity in medieval times. The game gained popularity in England in the late 19th century and many of its variants became top-listed for people. Although in today’s virtual world Ludo is played by everyone from their smartphone but still, the fun of playing face to face is different, which is undeniable.

Chess: A worldwide brilliant game

Chess is a very ancient board game that dates back to 700 AD and has skyrocketed in popularity in the modern world that no other game can come close to. Although it has different names in different countries, the popularity of this game is equally prevalent in every country. In ancient India its name was Chaturanga. In ancient times, chess bases were named after imperial building units, such as infantry, cavalry. But in modern times it came to be known as Pon, Bishop etc.

Senet: The oldest game

The game first appeared in ancient Egypt, although it no longer exists today. Historians speculate that the game was played by two players and that the boards were rectangular and made of limestone. Some relics of this game are found in dynastic tombs dating back to 3000 BC.

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