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Board Games

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Board games represent perhaps the largest category of games. Usually played on flat surface with tokens, dice, or cards, some of these games have been around for thousands of years. Test your knowledge on ten of the most popular board games.

Question 1:


Although there are Chinese, English, Polish, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish variations of this game, played on a board of black and red square spaces, its origins can be traced back to 1600 BC ancient Egypt.
Go
Checkers
Othello
Chess

Question 2:


This children's pursuit board game, sold by toy and game manufacturer, "Parker Brothers", is based on the ancient Indian game, Pachisi.
Sorry!
Candy Land
Mouse Trap
Snakes and ladders

Question 3:


One of the oldest games in recorded history, this strategy board game, where the moves are defined by the roll of two dice, is believed to have originated in ancient Mesopotamia. Excavations and literary references indicate that it was also popular in ancient Greece, Rome, Persia, and the Far East.
Checkers
Go
Chess
Backgammon

Question 4:


This game was independently developed by two great mathematicians of the 20th century, John Nash and Piet Hein. The life and work of the former was the inspiration for the Academy Award winning film "A Beautiful Mind". Name the game.
Hex
Nim
Four fours
L game

Question 5:


This game, which requires complexity of strategy and a great deal of concentration, was initially created by ancient Chinese warlords and generals more than 2000 years ago to map out possible attacking positions.
Chess
Othello
Hex
Go

Question 6:


Since 1977, there has been an annual world championship of this game, which requires a strategy of much planning and looking further ahead in your opponent’s possible moves. Goro Hasegawa popularized the game in Japan in 1975.
Go
Sorry!
Backgammon
Othello

Question 7:


The term for the conclusive position in one of the world's most popular board games - chess, comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat", which means what?
The king is captured.
Surrender the king.
The king is dead.
The king is conquered.

Question 8:


In Scrabble, a popular family board game created by architect Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938, words are formed on a 15x15 game board, with each letter giving the player different number of points (the rarer the letter, the more points it gives). How many points does the letter "w" award according to standard scrabble rules?
7
3
9
4

Question 9:


This board game, first published by the Milton Bradley Company in 1931, derived from a guessing paper and pencil game, and has also a one-person puzzle version.
Liu po
Stratego
Battleship
Titan

Question 10:


In Monopoly, one of the best-selling commercial board games in the world named after the well-know economic term, the course of the game is determined mainly by which two of these factors?
Logic and chance
Chance and decision-making
Skill and concentration
Decision-making and strategy

 


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