May 24, 2012
The game Parcheesi (originally called Pachisi, which means 25 in Hindi) was first played in India and may have been invented as long ago as AD 300.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.