The name for the board game chess is derived from the Old French word esches which meant “a check” in English.
An oasis is an isolated space of vegetation and water in a otherwise desert climate. Travelers would often use an oasis as checkpoints, and thus they became important in political and military controls of such areas.
While checkers is one of the most classic board games to ever exist, it isn’t the true name of the game. It’s proper name is Draughts as that’s the name used for it in Great Britain.
Chess is believed to have originated from the Indian game Chaturanga.
Despite the name Chinese Checkers, it was originally a German variation of the American game Halma. The Chinese Checkers name came from two American marketers in 1928.