Origins of War Games

  • Risk

    Risk is a strategic board game, currently produced by Hasbro, which dates back as early as 1957. It is a military-themed game for 2-6 players....

  • Chess – The Oldest War Game

    Chess is the oldest and most popular war game of all time, requiring a great use of strategy to win. For hundreds of years, people...

  • Mah Jongg

    The game was originally played with cards in China, during the time of the Ming Dynasty. Back then it featured four suits, not the three...

  • Mancala

    Mancala dates back to the 6th centruy. Mancala means to “to transfer” or “to move” in Arabic, which refers to moving stones in the game.

  • Go

    Chinese board game, with origins that lie more than 3,000 years ago. Two players take turns placing stones at the intersecting points on the grid....

  • Settlers of Catan

    The game is on a board of hexagonal tiles themed around settling an island, with players trading resources, building roads and towns to win. Players...

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Chess

    There are 400 possible positions after each player has made the opening move. The longest recorded game of chess lasted 20 hours and 15 minutes....