Be it to pass away leisure, or to settle an argument, board games have been around since time immemorial. It is difficult to accurately pinpoint the origin of any particular board game, simply because men developed most of them as a means of pleasure. As they gained popularity, the rules were modified, which led to the modern versions of the games. While some board games simulate a real-world situation, like a war ground, some simply act as an enjoyable pastime with friends indoors, like tic-tac-toe, while a few others, like Scrabble, were invented as a fun way to teach vocabulary to kids.
Of all the available board games, the one that has gained unrivaled popularity with a massive number of fans is the game of chess. Played on a 64 checkered board, proficiency in this two-player game is loosely thought to be a measure of intelligence in an individual.