Muslim Recreation

Muslim Recreation

Muslim Recreation

Games they came up with or adapted: Chess, Polo.


Polo: Teams on horses use mallets to hit a ball through a goal. The Muslims got the game of Polo from the Persians and refined it.


Chess: Muslims got the game of Chess from the Persians. The players controlled an army including a king. The goal was to checkmate the other players' king. Checkmate was when the king couldn't move without getting captured. As with Polo they refined the game.