Games questions This is a list of recently added questions about games. Where did chess originate from?India. Chess is believed to have originated in India. The game was reported in 6th century as a gift of Indian raja to Persian shah Khosrau I Anushiruwān. Original Indian chaturanga was a base of local chatrang, and after Arab conquest of Persian empire it was brought by them to Europe, where it evolved into current form.Created by: smyruhard 40% ChinaChina418IndiaIndia437JapanJapan81MongoliaMongolia131chess riddles » Which piece may a chess player use for his initial move?Pawn or knight. At the initial position, only pawns have open space to move. The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces, including pawns in the initial position.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 59% anyany277pawn onlypawn only857pawn or knightpawn or knight1790queen or kingqueen or king87chess riddles » What happens if a chess player wants to promote his pawn to a queen (after reaching the eighth rank), but his queen is still on the chessboard?He may use any item as the extra queen. Since the queen is the most powerful piece, the vast majority of promotions in practical play are to a queen. If the queen is not available, the official rules are that the player should stop the game clock and summon the arbiter for the correct piece. In casual play, an upside-down rook may be used to designate a queen. Some finer sets do include an extra queen of each color.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 44% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece657he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available579he wins the gamehe wins the game371he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen1294chess riddles » How many pawns are there on a chessboard at the start of a chess game?16. There are 8 white and 8 black pawns.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% 884481616153632328536464106chess riddles » Who invented basketball?A Canadian. The basketball game was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical education professor at the Springfield College. His aim was to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track (see original photo). Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 65% a Canadiana Canadian5450EnglishmenEnglishmen962SpaniardsSpaniards867LithuaniansLithuanians1105sport of North America riddles » What does 'checkmate' literally mean?King is helpless. The term is an alteration of the Persian phrase "Shāh Māt". It is a common misconception that it means "the King is dead", as chess reached Europe via the Islamic world, and Arabic māta means "died".Created by: Kasiahard 55% the last movethe last move550game overgame over1989king is helplessking is helpless3512there is no meaningthere is no meaning308languages riddles » What was the tarot deck used for during the Middle Ages?Entertainment games. Tarot deck was used from the 15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of entertainment card games. It was adopted by mystics and occultists much later, at the end of the 18th century.Created by: Kasiahard 55% spellcastingspellcasting510future tellingfuture telling1161solitairesolitaire315entertainment gamesentertainment games2459culture riddles » What is the sum of the opposite sides of a dice?7. It's 1+6, 2+5 and 3+4Created by: Kasiahard 59% 55154766273977763688838mathematics riddles » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasiaeasy 72% 1616204632321178864642139100100177numbers riddles » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.