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Watch: 5 Internationally Played Board Games That Originated In Ancient India

Don't we all love some fun time?

We all love board games!

We may play them out of boredom or to kill time, but board games deserve more credit than they get. They not only stimulate our brain but also let us spend time with our near and dear ones. 

In 2020, board games like Ludo became one of our favourite pastimes. All of us, at some point, must have played Ludo to kill time and, just like every other thing, Ludo too switched online! 

While board games are damn entertaining, did you know that they have other benefits too?


Read More: Why Video Games Should Be Given Their Due Respect As An Art Form, Much Like Cinema


Benefits Of Playing Board Games

Apart from being quite entertaining, board games also have a wide range of benefits, like:

  1. Playing board games increases brain function.

2. Playing board games teaches you how to set goals and be patient.

3. Playing board games is great for reducing stress.

4. It also enhances creativity. 

Board Games In India

Interestingly, a lot of popular internationally played board games originated in India in ancient times. In those days, they were played by kings and noblemen.

While the games were mostly played for recreational purposes, sometimes they were played for political reasons too.

The political reasons would range from strategic alliances or calling a truce. Hence, the history of board games is quite significant and interesting at the same time. 

Presenting to you 5 internationally played board games that originated in ancient India:

How many out of the 5 board games that originated in ancient India did you know? Which board game do you play the most with your near and dear ones? Let us know in the comments section!


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Sources: The Indian Express, Scroll.in, Livemint

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This post is tagged under: Board Games, Ancient India, Internationally Played Games, Chess, Snakes And Ladders, Ludo, Carrom, Carrom Board, Cards, Ashtapada, Shatranj, Punjab, Patiala, Pachisi, Chausar, Kauravas, Pandavas, England, Moksha Patam, Liberation board, Saint Gyandev, Dice, Dice Cup, Cubic Dice, Bhakti Movement, South India, Mughals, Ganjifa, Lavish Cards

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