Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading

Chaturanga a Chess-like game

Chaturanga (a Chess-like game) an Indian game was invented circa 600 CE. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Game played with similar rules as today…

Two teams from Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played an ice hockey game using similar rules as today, except they played their game in 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

Game Boy

In 1989, the Nintendo Company Ltd., Japan, introduced a handheld video game called the Game Boy. Continue reading

First Printed Playing Cards

German documents reference wooden blocks used to print picture playing cards Continue reading

First Board Game Found in Iraq

British archeologist Leonard Woolley discovered the Nas board game in Ur, Iraq in 1926. Continue reading

First Poker Rule Book

Robert C. Schenck, U.S. minister to Great Britain authored the first poker rule book Continue reading

Invention of Euchre

The Euchre card game was developed from the Spanish game, triomphe played in the early 16th century. Continue reading

First Published Crossword Puzzle

Arthur Wynne prepared and published the first crossword puzzle in New York World on December 21, 1913. Continue reading

First International Chess Tournament in London

Howard Staunton, top British chess player organized the first international chess tournament Continue reading