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Modern Version Of Ancient Board Games

Aug 27, 2008
A number of games from long ago all still have a great basis for entertainment in today's culture. Simple designs allow for the game to be easily adaptable for modern players yet the crafting of the game lets it have a timeless entertainment. Many of these games simply use basic pieces and a simply designed board, but with the nature of the game and the competition of the fellow player, anyone can have a thrilling time. A number of games from many thousands of years ago can still be discovered today, available in modern editions with slightly redesigned formats.

One extremely popular classic game is the one of Chinese origin called Go. Using simple black and white tiles on a grid-faced board, players try to convert their opponent's pieces into their own color. This game has found life today as the game Othello. This game makes players think heavily into the strategy one needs to fully manipulate the board into the best possible position, however, for certain spaces are also a great advantage to the player who claims them.

Playing a piece on an edge space lowers the chances of the piece being changed for it offers less opportunities for an opponent to surround it. Othello offers players many options into different strategies and challenges them to think in a different way than other board games allow. It can be a great mental exercise and it is a very satisfying resolution to successfully win one of these games. All that Othello takes is a little careful planning and calculation, a good opponent, and the desire for a stimulating mental challenge for a good time to be had by all.

Another game that has lasted through the ages is Parcheesi, with origins tracing back to India from as far back as 500 BC. Officially considered to be the national game of India, Pachisi found its way into the world and officially joined American culture in 1874, when a game manufacturer registered the trademark of the game which is now known as Parcheesi. The game became highly popular in America, as it is the entire world, and it is no wonder why. With easy to learn rules and a number of employable strategies, Parcheesi is a game that will never be the same twice.

Each player starts the game by choosing a color and placing their four colored tokens in the designated home space on the board. The intended object of the game is to move all of the pawns from the home space along the path of the board into the central ending space. The game is not as easy as simply rolling high numbers on the dice and moving along the path, however. Other players can capture pawns and send them back to the beginning "nest" space, forcing the player to begin the journey again for that pawn. The player who captures a pawn is also rewarded for their effort, for any time that one player sends another player's pawn back to the nest, that player is rewarded with 20 additional movement points to be used at the end of a turn. This game allows players to become highly competitive, racing against each other for victory, and this provides even modern players with the chance for great enjoyment.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for board games, chess boards, and dungeons and dragons miniatures. You will find all these things and more if you visit ancient board games, chess boards, and dungeons and dragons miniatures.
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