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What was the tarot deck used for during the Middle Ages?
Entertainment games. Tarot deck was used from the 15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of entertainment card games. It was adopted by mystics and occultists much later, at the end of the 18th century.
Which American entrepreneur and businessman developed the principles of modern bridge in 1925?
Harold Vanderbilt. Harold Stirling Vanderbilt was an American railroad executive, a champion yachtsman, an innovator and champion player of contract bridge. He came from a famous family of entrepreneurs, and was also an avid sailor, winning the Regatta of the America Cup three times.
Who invented basketball?
A Canadian. The basketball game was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical education professor at the Springfield College. His aim was to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track (see original photo). Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.
Where did chess originate from?
India. Chess is believed to have originated in India. The game was reported in 6th century as a gift of Indian raja to Persian shah Khosrau I Anushiruwān. Original Indian chaturanga was a base of local chatrang, and after Arab conquest of Persian empire it was brought by them to Europe, where it evolved into current form.
What is the sum of the opposite sides of a dice?
7. It's 1+6, 2+5 and 3+4
Which game believed to be the first commercially released movie tie-in?
Shark Jaws is a single-player arcade game by Atari Inc. under the name of Horror Games, originally released in 1975. An unlicensed tie-in to the movie Jaws, and believed to be the first commercially released movie tie-in, it was created to do a game about sharks eating people. According to Bushnell, the game was successful enough to sell approximately two thousand units.
What happens if a chess player wants to promote his pawn to a queen (after reaching the eighth rank), but his queen is still on the chessboard?
He may use any item as the extra queen. Since the queen is the most powerful piece, the vast majority of promotions in practical play are to a queen. If the queen is not available, the official rules are that the player should stop the game clock and summon the arbiter for the correct piece. In casual play, an upside-down rook may be used to designate a queen. Some finer sets do include an extra queen of each color.
In which sport the final match result may be 10 - 1?
Basketball. It is not possible to get a single point in American Football. In beach volleyball and table tennis, the sets are finished when 21 (volleyball) and 11 (table tennis) points are reached.