FOLLOW The Royal Game Of Ur Also known as Twenty Squares, this 4500-year-old game, first unearthed in ancient Mesopotamia, is impressive in its complex rules and intricate design. The beautiful game board uses twenty squares and has a narrow bridge in the middle part, was played in Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and many other ancient civilizations. To finish the game as winners, players had to race their opponent to the opposite end of the board, moving pieces according to knucklebone dice rolls.
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In the third episode of "The Wire", D'Angelo Barksdale, the hard but secretly soft-hearted Baltimore drug-dealer, comes across two of his narco underlings sitting at a chess board. Except they aren't playing chess - they don't know how. "Yo, why y'all playin' checkers on a chess set?" he asks.
The familiarity of it
Chess is more familiar than you think.
There is a king who doesn't do much himself because everybody "got his back." There's a queen who does whatever she likes. The history of chess Chess emerged in fifth-century India. In ancient India, there were no bishops, castles, or queens, but elephants, chariots, and ministers of war. In early Islam, the game was played with elegant cylinders and conicals in ivory or stone. In the 12th -century Norway the kings were bearded brutes with lustrous hair, flanked by shield-biting berserkers. Chess standardized in the 19th century and became the Staunton version we play with today. Chess is a great teacher
Chess either gets you hooked or makes you avoid it because it is not played enough.
The number of different possible positions on the board adds up to 10 to the power of 120. The numbers of the pieces involved are frequently quoted and always unimaginable.
But chess is a game of logical consequences and sly entrapment. It is a magnetic field of forces that are charged with energy. It is an endless pursuit that gives it an edge.
FOLLOW Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?
The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all - especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive. Credit... Concept by Pablo Delcan. Photo illustration by Justin Metz. Charlie Bracke can't remember a time when he wasn't into video games.
A new disorder
The World Health Organization officially added a new disorder to the section on substance use and addictive behaviors :
“ The term "addiction"
Addiction can include:
Addiction as a moral transgression, like excessive drinking or drug use. Addiction as a scientific disease, which characterize alcoholism and drug addiction as biological. Colloquial violation, which applies the term to almost any fixation.
The idea that someone can be
addicted to a behavior, as opposed to a substance, remains debatable. Arguments against gaming addiction Excessive gameplay is a symptom of a larger problem, like anxiety or depression. The fear of possible addiction arrises from moral panic about new technologies, not scientific research or clinical data. Making excessive gaming a disorder can harm the gaming industry by stigmatizing their products. FOLLOW Games and the Design of Optimal Human Experience
As a teen, I spent more of my time in game worlds than in the real world. At home, I spent all my time playing games like The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect. At school, all my time was spent daydreaming about the games I would play when I got home.
Developing mastery Fun is the experience of developing mastery. When we acquire new skills and recognize valuable patterns, our brains reward us with a shot of pleasurable sensations. Games and learning Games are optimal learning environments: Feedback loops are short, fast and adapted to your skill level. Challenges grow as you develop new skills. Failures are learning opportunities because every time you make a mistake, you get a hint about how you can do better next time. Boredom and learning Boredom is what we feel when our brain decides that there's nothing worth learning. It's the brain searching for new information. And even games become boring at some point because they eventually run out of things to teach you. That's when you stop playing. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN