Games. Oooooo, everyone likes the sound of that, but who would have ever guessed that many of the modern games originated in China thousands of years ago! Well, it's true. Back then, noble Chinese ladies and gentlemen played games and had various kinds of entertainment. Hunting, Polo, and a type of football were just some of the more active games. The ancient Chinese also had quieter games. One ancient game called Liu Po was played long ago. Although the rules of this game were lost to modern times, it is known that it consisted of 6 game pieces, which the player moved around on a board. Other games such as Parcheesi, Chess, and Backgammon are still played today. Use this website's links to other web sites that have these games and enjoy playing some of the same games the ancient Chinese played 2000 years ago.
Click here to play BACKGAMMON
Click here to play CHESS