Skittles Room?

9thEagle

Does anyone know why a skittles room is called that? My only guess is that it's the perfect place to sell junk food.

dtrasatti

Maybe it's the only place you can "taste the rainbow"

9thEagle

Really, does anyone know why it's called a skittles room?

KarlDoxsey

The skittles room is a place for people to play off-hand/pick-up games of chess. These are leisure games which are generally played without clocks.

9thEagle

No, no. I know what a skittles room IS, I want to know WHY it's called a skittles room. It seems like a very random name to give it. Why not something like "liesure room" or "waiting room"?

Mr_Spocky

nope

KarlDoxsey

Let me reiterate: a leisurely game of chess is referred to as a skittles game. Thus, the room for people to play games like those is called the skittles room.

MyCowsCanFly

9thEagle

Okay, well if skittles rooms are named so after the games, why are the GAMES called skittles games?

 

MyCowsCanFly--"bulder" is misspelled

Snar

That tombstone seems way too modern for 1890 :)

MyCowsCanFly
9thEagle wrote:

Okay, well if skittles rooms are named so after the games, why are the GAMES called skittles games?

 

MyCowsCanFly--"bulder" is misspelled

Oops !! Now I will have to travel back in time.

Snar

thats better :)

9thEagle

Ha ha. What's his first name?

Snar

i was wondering that too...

manlute

Lol 9th Eagle I worry about you!

Estragon

Skittles was a popular lawn bowling game in England, you rolled a ball at small wooden pins.  Casual chess got the nickname "skittles" because the pieces fly around like those wooden skittle pins.

9thEagle

That seems too random to have been made up. Really?

VULPES_VULPES

Wow! You learn something new every day!

ShaggyZ

Why are Skittles candy called Skittles?

Annabella1

All I know .....Skittles taste GOOD!  yummyyy