Ever Wonder How Wooden Game Boards Got Started?

With the fast paced games that are available to kids and adults on the newest video game systems, it is a wonder that anyone was ever satisfied with the good old classic Wooden Game Boards like Chinese checkers and Chess. These games have been around for a long time, and they are still enjoyed today by many. Unfortunately, many kids will never experience the strategy and skill involved in learning these games because they are so fascinated with technology. While some people do play these games online, it is not the same experience as sitting across the table from someone and playing a game with them.The history of the classic Wooden Game Boards can be traced back to the earliest centuries. There are different theories about where the game of Chess started. Some researchers think it dates back to India in the sixth century, and others trace the origins of the game to China in the tenth century. Regardless of who is correct, the game has a long history which is what makes it one of the most interesting to play today. It is a game that has really withstood the test of time with players.There is also a game called Shaturanga which was created in the sixth century in India. This game involved four teams working against each other in a battle. The pieces, movements and strategies were very similar to those we see in Chess today. This is one of the most widely believed theories about where Chess really started. There is another of the most popular Wooden Board Games that traces its history back to China in the 8th century. We know the game as Chinese checkers today.Being one of the most popular Wooden Game Boards of all time, the game of Chinese checkers was first referenced in 847 AD in China. The game has retained its popularity for so many years because the movements of the pieces are very unique. They move on points designated on the board, and if the game comes to a stalemate, the player that cannot move simply loses their piece which keeps the game moving. This game has often been recognized as the most popular board game in the world.Chinese Checkers is a great alternative to video games and can be introduced at age six and up. The game can be enjoyed by all family members and is a way for kids to build relationships while learning problem solving skills.

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