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How old is chess, where was it invented?

What is the significance of the pieces, there are elephants, camels and horses in the original version.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    600 to 1000 A.D. See link for some great info.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Chess is a classic two person board game. It is played with specially designed pieces on a square board made up of 64 alternating light and dark squares arranged in eight rows and columns. First appearing around A.D. 600, the game steadily evolved into the modern game known today. The earliest methods of production involved carving the board and pieces out of wood or stone. Today, a variety of common modern manufacturing methods such as injection molding and lithographic printing are employed to mass produce thousands of games.While the exact time and place of chess's origin is debated, most scholars believe it was developed sometime around the sixth century A.D. It is a descendant of a game called chaturanga, which was commonly played in India during that time. (Chaturanga is derived from a much older Chinese game.) The name chaturanga is a Sanskrit word that refers to the four divisions of the Indian army, including elephants, chariots, cavalry, and infantry. These pieces became the basis for the four types of pieces in the game. Two of the key similarities between chess and chaturanga is that different pieces have different powers and victory is based on what happens to the king.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is about 1400 years old and originated in India. There are different versions of chess under different names. But the game as we know it today arrived in Europe around 1400 so is more or less 600 years old.

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  • 1 decade ago

    India and it could be thousands of years old.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it was invented a long long time ago in a galaxy far away

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  • its game of royal family from india

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  • 1 decade ago

    it was invented in i think europe or asia

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  • 1 decade ago

    google it or use wikipedia

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  • 1 decade ago

    very old

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