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  1. Talking Boards: Terrifying Tales of Ouija Boards and Demons, Possession, and Death

    ... suffering unfortunate events following the use of a Ouija board. But what’s the real story behind these terrifying ... questions and waited patiently for the planchette to move. Every now and then, one of the girls would twitch or ... way. They'd all giggle nervously and laugh, and then move on. Eventually, the game wore out its excitement. They ...

    Riley Winters - 11/06/2017 - 14:08

  2. The Evolution of Board Games: From Royal Pastimes to Global Phenomena

    In the dynamic tapestry of human leisure and recreation, board games have carved an enduring niche, evolving through ... represented the dualistic nature of existence, and each move sought harmony and balance. More than a game of ... for learning and skill development. As you roll the dice, move your pawns and strategize your next move, you ...

    Sadie Smith - 23/11/2023 - 18:00

  3. More Than A Game: The True History Of Ouija Boards

    ... Regardless, these panels all share characteristics: the board itself has each letter of the alphabet dictated, as ... or other full words depends on the creator of the board. Each board has a planchette , an essential piece in ... place their hands upon in the hope that the spirits will move it to create a message. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, The ...

    Riley Winters - 03/03/2021 - 21:04

  4. Deciphering the Patterns of the Royal Game of Ur Board - Part 1

    The world’s first known board game was found in Mesopotamia (c. 2600 BC). Despite ... a balanced energy , likened to a snake uncoiling, to move upwards in the body along the spine , gradually being ... and meaningful explanation for why the pieces should move up the central axis in the human shaped board is an ...

    Niels Bjerre Jorgensen - 04/03/2020 - 19:01

  5. Tracing the Origins of the Infamous Ouija Board

    The Ouija board (known also as a Spirit board or Talking board) is a type of board commonly believed ... is then asked, and the planchette apparently seema to move on its own, thus providing an answer. Spiritualism ...

    dhwty - 15/05/2016 - 14:43

  6. The 5,000-Year-Old Ancient History of Backgammon

    ... many know that backgammon is actually one of the oldest board games known to man. Despite its modern popularity, not ... other player. The goal of the game is for the player to move all their checkers onto their home board before their ... this game appears to be a racing game where the goal is to move your pieces from one side of the board to the other ...

    Mark Brophy - 29/06/2022 - 15:00

  7. How the Ouija Board Got Its Sinister Reputation

    By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate ... of Evil.’ By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate ... children inside cabinets where they could make noises or move objects are depicted in Flanagan’s film. In the 1940s, ...

    ancient-origins - 07/02/2019 - 13:51

  8. The Enigmatic Ancient Royal Game of Ur – Will We Ever Understand It?

    ... of Ur (known also as the Game of Twenty Squares) is a board game from ancient Mesopotamia. This two-player game is one of the oldest known board games and was immensely popular in the ancient world.  ... the most likely direction in which the players race to move their pieces off the board, with "safe" spaces shown in ...

    dhwty - 21/12/2018 - 14:02

  9. Play the Oldest Board Game in the World: Royal Game of Ur - Part 2

    ... attempted to unravel the mystery symbolism on the oldest board game in the world - the Royal Game of Ur.  In the ... shoulder height – on the flower square on your own side, move up to the ‘shoulder’, cross the board and move down your opponent’s side, entering the central axis ...

    Niels Bjerre Jorgensen - 05/03/2020 - 02:06

  10. Fascinating Medieval Gaming Piece Uncovered at Building Site in England

    Next time you’re playing a board game with your friends and family, consider that you ... various board games, where two players would roll dice and move their pieces across rows of markings. The word "table" ... three cubic dice, with each player having 15 pieces to move. It is likely that the game of tabula was refined from ...

    Sahir - 26/04/2023 - 14:55

  11. Enigmatic Evolution of Ancient Egypt’s ‘Game of Death’ Revealed

    An ancient Egyptian board game that was similar to Ludo or backgammon is offering ... as a way for the dead to interact... An ancient Egyptian board game that was similar to Ludo or backgammon is offering ... board was divided into thirty squares. The first player to move all five of their counters to the finish (30 th square) ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/02/2020 - 13:56

  12. Fun for Everyone: The Evolving History of Board Games

    ... evidence suggest that ancient Egyptians enjoyed board games . Even Queen Nefertari, the famous wife of ... it seems the game is complete. An article titled Your Move Doctor! describes the game board and other finds the ... Your move Doctor! The gaming board and other discoveries from ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 25/12/2016 - 21:51

  13. Out with the Ouija Board! How the Popular Divining Tool Influenced A Modern Murder Case

    ... on the basis that four of the jury had used a Ouija board the night before finding him guilty. Does this mean ... on the basis that four of the jury had used a Ouija board the night before finding him guilty. Does this mean ... 1892. ( Public Domain ) However, in this story, a ouija board played a central role in altering the course of a ...

    ashley cowie - 28/05/2018 - 14:00

  14. Ancient Board Games Simulating War Strategies And Predicting Afterlife

    Board games provide humanity with entertainment, distraction ... played on the ground, on the floor or on wooden boards.  Board games provide humanity with entertainment, distraction ... players, who are finally cornered and made unable to move .”  Petteia would later evolve into the ancient ...

    MartiniF - 06/03/2021 - 14:40

  15. Mysterious board game found in ancient Chinese tomb, along with suspected dead looter

    ... tomb, they found pieces of a mysterious board game, as well as the body of a suspected thief. ... a 14-sided die, 21 game pieces, and broken bits of a game board, reports LiveScience. There was evidence the tomb had ... painted on them as well. The broken tile from the game board was pieced together by experts. It had been decorated ...

    lizleafloor - 27/08/2018 - 17:45

  16. Yale Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Mancala Game Boards in Kenya's Highlands

    ... of the playing of Mancala, a two-player, strategy-based board game still played across the world today. The site, ... to test their wits and pass the time. The Evolution of Board Games: From Royal Pastimes to Global Phenomena More ... its name from the Arabic word "Naqala," meaning "to move." Mancala's simplicity and the extensive trade routes of ...

    Gary Manners - 03/02/2024 - 16:48

  17. The Ancient Game “Tablut” Has Survived Centuries

    ... fun as well, and to enjoy their free time. That is why board games have been well documented across the world, ... and an old Scandinavian Pastime The history of the board game known as Tablut, and Hnefatafl in general, is ... Norse and translates to “king's table” or “king's board.” Other translations have been proposed, like “the ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 14/12/2023 - 13:54

  18. Mind Games of the Forgotten Russian Knight

    ... of a secret encoded message, the symbol turned out to be a board game dating back to the medieval period according to a ... Castle, Russia. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Discovery of the Russian board game According to a News Week article featuring the ... Morris is similar to checkers in that two or more players move pieces across a grid aiming of reduce the opponent’s ...

    ashley cowie - 08/09/2018 - 14:03

  19. Viking Grave Found Under the Floorboards of a Home in Norway

    A Norwegian couple made an unusual historic discovery during renovations of their home. First they found a number of Viking era artifacts, and then archaeologists declared that they had found a Viking grave, right there, under their floor. Experts are carried out a survey of the site and the grave is being hailed as a very significant find.

    Ed Whelan - 29/05/2020 - 22:57

  20. Lifting Machine May Have Moved Huge Objects at Stonehenge and Egypt!

    ... machine that he believes could have been used long ago to move huge objects and he has tested it. The results and the ... of a tonne [735 pounds] with it and theoretically it could move any weight," he was quoted as saying. A leading expert ... pits around the Stonehenge, are “a giant diagram of the board in the middle of the machine,” with the holes serving ...

    Sahir - 05/07/2021 - 18:45