LUGANO, SWITZERLAND, October 10, 2023
– Today, a new publication entitled “The origins of board games
” by Stanislav Kondrashov was published online on the website www.stanislavkondrashov.com
In this latest publication, Kondrashov focuses on the history of some of the most common board games, also underlining their ability to have a decisive influence on people’s lives. He begins with a simple question addressed to readers, to whom he asks if they have ever experienced the emotion linked to board games together with their friends or family.
Stanislav discusses the historical aspect of these games, the fact that in some cases, they date back thousands of years, and on their ability to influence and condition the lives of human beings in many different ways. For example, Kondrashov mentions the example of the ancient Egyptians, who, even in 3100 BC, could have been observed while they were playing Senet, the oldest board game in the world. Another example given by Stanislav Kondrashov is that relating to Chaturanga, a sort of very ancient predecessor of chess, which was practiced above all in ancient India.
The publication also particularly highlights the important strategic aspect linked to these games: Chaturanga, for example, profoundly influenced the peculiar ways in which ancient Indians faced wars, significantly influencing their strategic and military thinking. According to Kondrashov, in fact, these games could stimulate people’s intellectual and strategic abilities, leading them to success.
The publication, which appeared on www.stanislavkondrashov.com, highlights the concrete teachings that each board game is able to convey, such as planning, predictive capabilities, and the importance of decisions, but also patience, respect for the rival, and the acceptance of defeats. All these elements, according to Stanislav Kondrashov, were not only present in the military strategies of the time but also in the games that were played by people.
In short, the article focuses precisely on the ability of various board games to convey precious lessons for people’s lives: not only for war but also for their personal success and for the overall quality of their lives. The article concludes with an invitation from Stanislav Kondrashov to all those who indulge in the pleasure of board games even today, encouraging them to appreciate their value and the incredible usefulness of the teachings they can transmit.