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Interesting Facts - Games

[- Cards -]
Playing Cards in India are round.
[- Chess -]
Computers that are well advanced (i.e., highly programmed) at playing chess are capable of beating 95 percent of all chess players well versed in the game.
[- Mah-jongg -]
Gin and canasta are both descended from an ancient Chinese game, Mah-jongg, which is more than a thousand years old.
[- Marbles -]
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams were all avid collectors and players of Marbles. In their day, Marbles were called "small bowls" and were as popular with adults as with children.
[- Monopoly -]
In the famous Parker Brothers game "Monopoly," the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue. This is followed by the B & 0 Railroad, Free Parking, Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue, and the Reading Railroad.

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