What was invented first chess or checkers?
Checkers came first with roots that date back about 5000 years. The modern form of the game dates back to the 16th century. Chess, is relatively new by comparison. The earliest forms arose in the 6th century, with the modern form dating back to the 19th century.
How did checkers get its name?
Draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.
When was chess invented?
6th century ADThe history of chess goes back almost 1500 years. The game originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe.
Who plays first in checkers?
The player with the black checkers moves first. Checkers may only move one diagonal space forward (toward your opponent's checkers) in the beginning of the game. Remember that checkers must stay on the dark squares.