A board for playing checkers, or draughts.

Checker-board

A board for playing checkers, or draughts.

Shows setup of a chessboard.

Chess

Shows setup of a chessboard.

A man playing chess.

Chess

A man playing chess.

A game played by two persons, on a board containing sixty-four squares, with two differently colored sets of pieces or men.

Chess

A game played by two persons, on a board containing sixty-four squares, with two differently colored…

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Chess

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

"Chess is the most purely intellectual of all games of skill, the origin of which has been much disputed, but probably arose in India 5,000 years ago, and thence spread through Persia and Arabia, to Europe and America. The game has undergone many modifications during its diffusion throughout the world, but retains marked traces of its Oriental origin. The game is played by two persons on a board which consists of 64 squares, arranged in 8 rows of 8 squares each, alternately black and white. Each player has two sets of pieces of opposite colors of 16 men each, and of various powers, according to their rank."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Chess Board

"Chess is the most purely intellectual of all games of skill, the origin of which has been much disputed,…

Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Sometimes called Western chess or international chess to distinguish it from its predecessors and other chess variants, the current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Indian and Persian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

Chess Board

Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Sometimes called Western chess…

A chess board with the pieces in position.

Chess Board

A chess board with the pieces in position.

This king chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume.

King Chess Piece

This king chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume.

This queen chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume, worn by the princesses of Germany.

Queen Chess Piece

This queen chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume, worn by the princesses of Germany.

"Adjudged the best two-move problem of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872). White to play and mate in two moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"Adjudged the best two-move problem of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872). White to play and…

"The prize problem of the Cambridge Tourney, 1860. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"The prize problem of the Cambridge Tourney, 1860. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia…

"One of the first-prize set of the Bristol Tourney, 1861. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the Bristol Tourney, 1861. White to play and mate in three moves." —…

"One of the second-prize set of the Pasris Tourney, 1867. White to play and mate in four moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the second-prize set of the Pasris Tourney, 1867. White to play and mate in four moves." —…

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872, and also adjudged the best four move problem of the Tourney. White to play and mate in four moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872, and also adjudged the best…

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1862, and also adjudged the best problem in the Tourney. White to play and mate in five moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1862, and also adjudged the best…

"The game of chess, or draughts."

Egyptian chess

"The game of chess, or draughts."

An illustration of two women playing chess.

Women Playing Chess

An illustration of two women playing chess.