Did You Know That (About Games) - 1

  • A pip is one of the spots on die or domino.

  • Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes.

  • Draughts (checkers) is older than chess.

  • In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

  • Tennis was originally played with bare hands.

  • The expression to 'knuckle down' originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots).

  • The game of Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920.

  • The opposite sides of a die always adds up to 7.

  • The original design of Monopoly was circular.

  • The word 'karate' means 'empty hand'.


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