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Nine Men’s Morris
The ancient board game known variously as Morelles, Merry Peg and Mills, is now usually called Nine Men’s Morris. This name comes from:
The popular Japanese game of shogi closely resembles another game that is much better known internationally. Which one?
The well-known board game Chinese Checkers is a direct descendant of another game that was invented in Victorian times. What was it?
Ladders and adders
The familiar children’s board game of “Snakes and Ladders” (sometimes called “Chutes and Ladders” in the USA) was originally intended for what purpose?
B) To give practice in counting to 100
C) To illustrate “the perils of Protestantism”
D) To teach Hindu moral principles
The game of American handball is played by two, three or four players on a small court surrounded by walls, and involves striking a ball with the hand instead of a racquet. A similar game has been played in England for centuries. What is it?
A quoit is a heavy ring of metal used in the ancient game of quoits (pronounced “koyts”). What does a player attempt to do with the quoit?
B) Hurl it as far as possible in the direction of the opposing team
C) Roll it three times around a circular course without leaving its lane
D) Throw it over a peg set into a specially-prepared clay square
Fromage in flight
Which popular English pastime involves throwing a “cheese”?
According to Hoyle
The expression “according to Hoyle” means “according to the official rules”. Who or what was Hoyle?
B) A renowned poker expert in the American wild west
C) A pseudonym used by Britain’s King George IV when gambling
D) An 18th-century writer on games
When and where did the popular card game canasta originate?
Each July, an athletic contest takes place in northern Pakistan between teams representing the Chitral and Gilgit districts. The game is held under the full moon on a field high up on the Shandur Pass. What sport do they play?
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