1. Bowling – What is Bowling?
Bowling has been traced to articles found in the tomb of an Egyptian child buried in 5200 B.C. This game was originally played by the Dutch, the Germans, and the Swiss. It was discovered by the British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie. There are 5 types of Bowling (10-Pin Bowling, 9-Pin Bowling, 5-Pin Bowling, Candlepin Bowling, and Duckpin Bowling).
The term billiards comes from the French, root words are either “billart” which is one of the sticks, or “billie” which means ball. King Louis XI refined and popularized the game, and it swiftly spread among the French nobility. The goal of this game is to score more points than your opponent, reaching the agreed amount that is needed to win the game.
3. Darts or Dart-throwing
It’s a competitive sport in which two or more players bare-handedly throw small sharp-pointed missiles known as darts at a round target. The Modern Dart game was invented by a carpenter from Lancashire named Brian Gamlin in 1896. It was played with each player starting with a score of 501 and taking turns to throw 3 darts. The score of each turn is calculated and deducted from the player’s total.
The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India. Badminton was closely related to a children’s game called battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock. How it was played? Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racket so that it passes over the net and once the shuttlecock has struck the ground a rally ends.
Back then the game was known as “Chatrang” and it was changed over the centuries by the Arabs. The game is played by two opponents on a checkerboard with specially designed pieces of contrasting color, commonly white and black. The objective of the game is to capture the opponent’s king.