There is a story that includes a bored King of India and a clever mathematician. When the king asks for a new game, the mathematician invents Chaturanga, what is now the game of chess. While the story may be allegorical, such tales often carry a grain of truth. It’s a commonly held belief the game was invented in India in the 6th century AD, spread to Persia, and ultimately become the modern game of chess played today.
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