Chess. Checkers. Backgammon.
There is an ancient legend that attributes the creation of chess to a certain Brahmin. For his invention, he asked rajah for an insignificant, at first glance, reward: to give him as many wheat grains as there are on the chessboard, when one grain is put on the first cage, two grains on the second, four grains, etc. , It turned out that there is no such quantity of grain on the whole planet (it is equal to 264-1 ≈ 1.845 × 1019 grains, which is enough to fill 180 km³ storage). No one knows whether it’s true or not, but anyway India is considered to be a motherland of chess.
However, the question of when and where the first chess appeared is still open. Russian and foreign historians, orientalists, archaeologists and ethnographers have been searching for the answer on this question for centuries. Nowadays, when there is an information that indicates a gradual change over hundreds of years of the properties of the movement of figures on the board, it becomes clear that the invention of chess could not be the merit of one person. The history of the game says that the creator of the idea and the very form of chess on a 64-square square board was the collective thought of people, from generation to generation complicating and improving the rules of the game.
The history did not preserve reliable information about the invention of drafts. It is likely that various games of the checker type were invented throughout the history of mankind repeatedly and independently, facilitated by the simplicity of the inventory and rules. It is believed that already well known checker type games represent different evolution stages of board games, so that they are all related in a certain sense to each other, which is confirmed by the inventory proximity and the game names.
Dear fans of chess-checkers games! We invite you to the chess-checker pavilion, which is opened all the year round for the visitors of Babushkinsky Park from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. In the pavilion YOU will spend very interesting hours playing chess and checkers.
For backgammon fans, a backgammon club is opened on Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:00 hours.