A BIT ABOUT OUR GAMES
WHY BOARD GAMES?
Board games have been played in most cultures and societies throughout history. A number of important archeological sites, artifacts, and documents attest to the existence of such games as early as 3500 BC.
A strategy game or strategic game is a game in which the players’ uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a decisive significance in the outcome of the game. Furthermore, a large portion of these games are classified as abstract. In its core, the definition of an abstract strategic game requires that it cannot have random elements or hidden information.
These games are one of the best means to keep the brain healthy. They are also one of the most effective methods of fostering the analytical skills as well as enhancing internal decision-tree style thinking, having situational awareness, and keeping the mind active and vigorous. Among many other benefits of playing such games are improvements in alertness, concentration power, multi-step planning skills, memory power, patience, and observation power.
Each board is made of 11-ply premium ¾” (1.895 cm) thick Birch plywood for long-term durability. Since wood is a natural product, each board has a unique grain making it one-of-a-kind. The boards are sold as either unstained or stained. The stained boards are satin clear-coated for maximum protection and easy cleaning. Each game comes with two sets of distinctly colored game pieces as well as detailed rules and how-to-play instructions booklet. The colors of game pieces are subject to availability. This collection of games encompasses all 11 major methods of capturing an opponent’s piece(s) in all board games. Discounts are available based on the number of games purchased.
Several different types of gaming boards were found cut into the great roofing slabs of the temples at Karnak in Thebes, Egypt, building of which began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom (between about 2000 BC and 1700 BC). An unfinished piece, probably due to an error in the cutting of a diagonal line, is an Alquerque board. Another board is a 9 Men Morris version of the game Morabaraba. There are also several sets of deeply cut holes corresponding to Kalaha boards.
Documents in British library and references found in Persia, India, and later in Europe suggest that Byzantine Chess was played in Persia as early as 10th century AD. In 1996, the Circular (Byzantine) Chess Society was formed with the aim of popularizing the game, primarily by organizing championship tournaments. Since 1996, the annual world championship tournament has been held in Lincoln, England.