Tall stories

  Surfing on the net for information on the history of draughts is a disappointing mission, as we find fabrications instead of facts. The prize for the most fanciful story goes to the Dutch version of Wikipedia: draughts is 5.000 years old, with the English version as second, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draughts: 3.000 years, and an English encyclopedia as third: draughts has been played for some thousands of years (see http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/English_draughts.