Chess was not always chess; Believe it or Not, it evolved from an early form from India known as Chaturanga. Now I know nobody wants to read some boring blog about the origins of chess so I'm not going to talk about that. I'll be talking about other things, one quick question though; In modern times (Nowadays) is chess primitive? Well like most everything primitive things/objects change into better ones with time, but how about chess? Chaturanga was changed to chess but what will chess turn into? Will it be the 3-D chess on Star-Trek or something else? I think it will be interesting to find out. In the Stone Ages man created Primitive Hunting Tools which changed into better ones made out of metal. Like the Stone Ages for man; chess is bound to change gradually. So back to my question; In modern times (Nowadays) is chess primitive? Well I think it is "New" and therefore no it is not primitive. Chess is well known and I believe it will always be the standard no matter how "Old" the game gets. The board, pieces, and objective may change but the standard/basics will be the same. Chess is chess no matter how much you change it. Maybe chess is just one of those games that sticks and does not change. I think "Primitive Chess" is best described as being like a prototype; it is the model and set guide for everything that comes after it.