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Hardest games to learn       (0)     2017-12-17

3 Difficult Games that takes Months to Master While the world is getting overpowered by the popularity of video games, some people still love to exercise their brains. Th (...)

Senet, an old board game       (0)     2017-12-17

Senet - One of the oldest board games in the world While board games are still a great past time habit among many, it's nothing new. Board games have been played for cent (...)

Bring people together with chess       (0)     2016-09-19

Chess: A Great Game To Bring People Together One of the best ways to bring people together is by playing games. While more and more people move towards things like video (...)

online games       (0)     2012-04-29

how can i play angry bird online? any idea? (...)

FICGS.com is it best to play Go online?       (3)     2012-01-26

Hi, right now I'm playing my Go games at FICGS.com, do you know any other cool website to play this great chinese game (also named Weiqi or Baduk)? Thanks in advance. (...)

Places to play online chess       (2)     2012-01-20

Hi, where do you play chess online? I play at FICGS.com & Gameknot, what about you? (...)

Play poker for free & win prizes at FICGS       (1)     2012-01-13

Hi, do you know any other places than www.ficgs.com to win prizes by playing poker for free? Thanks everyone. (...)

Best chess engines, better than Houdini?       (1)     2011-08-13

Hi, I play correspondence chess with several chess engines, I used to play with Shredder, Deep Fritz & Hiarcs but now it seems than Rybka 4 and Houdini 1.5 are the be (...)

Sites de poker à l'argent en ligne       (0)     2011-08-03

Bonsoir, Quels sites de poker en ligne ont les plus grands nombres de joueurs qui jouent à l'argent et je précise bien cela, jouer en gratuit ne m'intéresse pas. Si on (...)

Best poker websites       (0)     2011-04-12

Hi, what are the best poker websites in these categories according to you? - Poker websites with the best design - Poker websites with the best interface - Poker websites (...)

Best correspondence chess sites       (0)     2011-04-12

Hi, where can I find a list of the best correspondence chess sites? I play here at FICGS and at Chesshere, Gameknot and a few other ones, I just would like to know the ot (...)

List of chess openings       (5)     2011-04-02

Here is a list of the most famous chess openings, which is your favourite one ? Benko's Opening, Grob's attack, Crab Opening, Nimzovich-Larsen attack, Bird's Opening, Ret (...)

backgammon game       (1)     2010-05-20

i love playing backgammon game on the internet http://backgammon.blogs.mu/ (...)

Chess grandmasters pages       (1)     2010-05-14

Here is a collection of chess grandmasters pages, personal websites, chess schools & other resources, feel free to complete the list : Vladimir Kramnik - Chess world (...)

Chinese chess       (1)     2010-04-12

Hello, I play chess here at FICGS, I do not play Xiangqi (chinese chess) but I read that there are more chinese chess players than chess players in the world. I am quite (...)

Go club (围棋, 바둑, 囲碁, weiqi, baduk)       (0)     2010-02-03

FICGS is a fast-growing organization, player community and an international correspondence Go club. Here you can play Go (围棋, 圍棋, 바둑, 囲碁, Cờ vây, Го, (...)

Famous Go players       (1)     2010-02-03

Here is a list of famous Go (WeiQi, Baduk) players, from the olders to the strongers players nowadays : Cho U broke the record of the fastest promotion to 9 dan in Nihon (...)

Better than Chess960?       (1)     2010-02-03

25 modest positions from the Chess960 array can be manually produced by swapping the king and queen with another piece except the rooks. This can be done in turn by the (...)

Weiqi, Baduk, 围棋, 바둑, 囲碁, Go       (0)     2010-02-03

Here is a collection of essential links related to the game of Go (Weiqi, Baduk, Go, Igo, 围棋, 바둑, 囲碁), an ancient & fascinating game born in China, feel f (...)

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Hardest games to learn

3 Difficult Games that takes Months to Master

While the world is getting overpowered by the popularity of video games, some people still love to exercise their brains. The classic games have gone out of trend but can really improve your mental capabilities if you stay at it!

The Top Games That Are the Hardest to Learn

Today we will talk about the games which are really difficult to master yet delightful to play.

1. Chess

Who doesn’t know about chess! Everybody has seen a chess board with the 64 alternate black and white squares. The game commences with 16 pieces being placed on either side consisting of pawns, rooks, knights, bishop and the king and queen.

The aim of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king so that it cannot move around. Each of the pieces has different rules when it comes to the number of squares and the direction it moves. The queen is the exception which can move any way or any number of squares as it pleases.
The game of chess originated around 6th century and the place of its birth is still debated. But it has challenged every generation starting from the kings and nobles to ordinary day folks.

2. Bridge

Now here is a card game that has been pushed to be awarded the status of a sport. It’s not that surprising considering there are many international tournaments with world class players.

Bridge is said to have born in Russia in the 17th century and gradually spread all over the world. Different countries have different rules and play it differently.

Generally the game consists of auction, playing and then calculating the points. All 52 cards are used and divided equally between 4 players forming two teams. The game starts off by auctioning or the bidding where the players communicate their hands to their partners and place a bid.

The highest suite is Spades and the call is made with a suite and an accompanying number. The bid winner’s partner lays down his hand for everyone to see and the play commences.
The aim is to win as many tricks as possible to fulfill the bid.

3. Go

It’s one of the oldest and complex games which originated 5,500 years back in China.
The aim is simple- to capture the other’s territory. But the endless combinations of moves and possibilities make it the ultimate challenge.
The game begins with an empty board where opponents place stones to capture other’s vacant ones. The captured stones are moved off the board and the one with most stones wins. 

What's Your Skill Based Game?

The one gambling game that you would like if you love skill based game is poker. It involves a lot more than just luck, and you need some good strategies to help you win. If you are looking play a game of skill & strategy with the best online poker games, you need to invest in the right strategy. The right strategies, of course comes with both learning the theory and having the right mix of experience.

Have you tried the online world of poker yet?


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