Classic games have been enjoyed by people of all ages for decades, with many of them becoming household names. Here are some interesting facts about classic games: 1.1. Monopoly, one of the most popular board games of all time, was originally called "The Landlord's Game" and was created to demonstrate the negative effects of monopolies on society. 2. The first version of the game of chess dates back to the 6th century in India and was known as chaturanga. 3. The Rubik's Cube, a popular 3D puzzle game, was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. 4. The card game Solitaire, also known as Patience, was originally played with real cards, but it became popular on computers in the 1990s. 5. The video game Tetris was invented by Russian computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984.