There are lots of games which you can learn and play at your home very quickly. These games have been part of our lives for a very long time. They are comparatively easy to learn yet very competitive and entertaining to play.
So here in this article, we will look at some of these games which you can play easily at your home, with your family or friends. Read till the end to know some of their key features and rules so that you can get the essence of that particular game.
As we all know, Carrom is very popular among the masses, especially in the different parts of India. It is comparatively easy to learn as the carrom rules on GetMega App & are pretty straightforward. Carrom is usually played on a square board that is made of plywood or regular wood. It has holes known as pockets in each corner of it.
The dimension of a standard carrom board is about 29 inches. A wooden cover encloses the edges of the carrom board, and a net covers the underneath of each hole. In Carrom, nine are black, nine white pieces are present, and one red piece is Queen. The black and white pieces are slightly smaller in dimension than the Striker.
Although there are lots of variations available for Carrom, the official carrom rules are given below.
- Players sit on the opposite side of the board. The white side player starts first. The main objective of the game is to drop all the carrom pieces into a hole rather.
- A slightly large piece called Striker is used to hit the smaller white and black pieces to put them into the pockets. For doing this, players use their fingers only.
- The red piece present in the center of the board is known as Queen. When a player drops the Queen, they get a bonus point and have the opportunity to cover the Queen.
- If any player drops the Striker, then they lose one of their available pieces and a turn. If the Striker goes into the pocket after a piece, two pieces are taken from the hole and placed in the board’s center circle, but the turn is not lost.
- When a player drops an opponent’s piece, then they lose one of their turns. When a player drops the opponent’s last piece, they commit a foul to lose three points and the game.
- When a player drops their last piece before sinking the Queen, they will lose three points and one point for every opponent’s piece present on the board.
Chess is another popular game which has been played for centuries. The game is believed to have originated in India. The main objective in the chess game is performing a checkmate, which usually means trapping your opponent´s king.
A chessboard consists of eight rows, and eight columns with 64 squares having alternating colors. Each square of the chessboard can be categorized by a unique pair of letters and numbers. The vertical ones are labeled from a to h, and the horizontals are numbered from 1 to 8.
Every piece in the chessboard has its unique position from where it can start. Let us now look at some of the chess rules below.
The player having the white pieces moves first in a chess game. If in any turn, the player cannot make any legal moves to their piece, then it is called a “Stalemate.” Usually, a stalemate means the end of the game in a draw.
All the pieces present in a chessboard have their unique way of movement. They move from one position to another and capture the opponent’s piece. The piece which is captured needs to be removed from the board.
By playing like this, when a player successfully captures the king, it’s called checkmate, and the game ends. The player whose king was checkmated loses the game.
Let us see the check moves now.
- King can go exactly one square vertically, horizontally, or even diagonally.
- Queen can go any number of unoccupied squares vertically, horizontally, or vertically.
- Rook can go any number of empty squares vertically or horizontally.
- Bishop can go any number of empty squares in a diagonal direction.
- Knight can go one square along with any row or column at an angle.
- Pawns can go forward in one square if that square is empty. Although moving from its initial position, the pawn can move two squares forward if the squares in front of the pawn are free. A pawn cannot go backward.
So now you have some idea about the rules and some popular games you can play easily at your home. If you have any queries regarding the rules or anything, then kindly shoot them in the comment section down below.