Chessboards are in the shape of an 8 by 8 square of squares. They alternate colors between white and black, so half of the total squares are white and black. There are 8 2 = …64 total squares, of which 32 are white and 32 are black. (MORE)
8 on vertical times 8 on horizontal = 64 total.
There are many more different-sized squares on the chessboard. The complete list of answers is shown below: 1, 8x8 square… 4, 7x7 squares 9, 6x6 squares 16, 5x5 squares 25, 4x4 squares 36, 3x3 squares 49, 2x2 squares 64, 1x1 squares Therefore, there are actually 64 + 49 + 36 + 25 + 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 squares on a chessboard! (in total 204)." (MORE)
Hundreds and hundreds of years ago there was a King in India who loved to play games. But he had gotten bored of the games that were present at the time and wanted a new game …that was much more challenging. He commissioned a poor mathematician who lived in his kingdom to come up with a new game. After months of struggling with all kinds of ideas the mathematician came up with the game of Chaturanga. The game had two armies each lead by a King who commanded the army to defeat the other by capturing the enemy King. It was played on a simple 8x8 square board. The King loved this game so much that he offered to give the poor mathematician anything he wished for. "I would like one grain of rice for the first square of the board, two grains for the second, four grains for the third and so on doubled for each of the 64 squares of the game board" said the mathematician. "Is that all?" asked the King, "Why don't you ask for gold or silver coins instead of rice grains". "The rice should be sufficient for me." replied the mathematician. The King ordered his staff to lay down the grains of rice and soon learned that all the wealth in his kingdom would not be enough to buy the amount of rice needed on the 64th square. In fact the whole kingdoms supply of rice was exhausted before the 30th square was reached. "You have provided me with such a great game and yet I cannot fulfill your simple wish. You are indeed a genius." said the King and offered to make the mathematician his top most advisor instead. (MORE)
There are many different sized squares on a chessboard. The smallest squares are in an 8x8 grid, so we have 64 small squares. There are 7x7 2x2 squares, so we have 49 2x2 squ…ares There are 6x6 3x3 squares, so we have 36 3x3 squares There are 5x5 4x4 squares, so we have 25 4x4 squares There are 4x4 5x5 squares, so we have 16 5x5 squares There are 3x3 6x6 squares, so we have 9 6x6 squares There are 2x2 7x7 squares, so we have 4 7x7 squares And there's the one big square that's the chessboard. All this adds up to 204 squares. (MORE)
One can purchase a chessboard at Toys "R" Us. To locate a store, just visit the website and use the store locator tool. Chess can also be bought at Walmart and Meijer if the s…tore is available in that general area. (MORE)