Here we have listed some amazing facts you may have never known about popular board games.
How much do you know about board games? No matter if you are a board game enthusiast or a beginner, you may have never known these interesting facts.
A Monopoly Game Once Lasted for More than 2 Months:
Dubbed as the father of all board games, Monopoly is all about logic, strategy and good decision. Generally, the game time is around 60 to 90 minutes. But the longest Monopoly game lasted for over two months.
There Are 13 Words Scrabble Can’t Spell:
Scrabble is a quite popular among all board game players, especially among those who boast vocabulary. But did you know there are 13 words that you can’t spell in Scrabble even if you use blank tiles, for example—Knickknack, Pizzazz, and Senselessness.
Chess Belongs to India:
Chess was originally invented in India around 280-550 A.D. The original form of chess contained infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry which eventually became pawns, knights, bishops, and rooks. Chess was majorly played by nobles to learn war strategy and “brainy” skills required to run administration, thereby being termed as the “King’s Game.”
It is said that a skilled chess player has 50,000-1,00,000 patterns stored in his or her memory.
Snakes and Ladders is a Game about Karma and Salvation:
Chutes and Ladders game, also known as Snakes and Ladders, is a symbolic game which tells how one’s karma leads him to the fruit. If one does a good karma, he would attain salvation, meaning that he would become the winner after going through obstacles. Otherwise, bad deeds lead to the rebirth as a lower life form.
Trivial Pursuit was a Result of Frustration:
In 1980s, two Canadian news editors were frustrated after learning that a few pieces of their Scrabble game were missing. They decided to make their own game that is known today as Trivial Pursuit. The artwork of Trivial Pursuit was designed by artist Michael Wurstlin in lieu for five shares in the company. The game was so popular in the 80s that it often went out of stock due to heavy demands, eventually leading to delivery delays.
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