The game is originated to the times of Inca civilization (Tawantinsuyu) (5 000 BC – 1535 AD). The game was firstly favourite only with the Inca's emperors and later it became popular also with wider public.
The ancestral model was inherited from one empire to the other. It was crafted from gold and silver. The golden central sphere symbolized the Sun which represents the highest God in the Inca religions and the creator of the life on the Earth. The silver half-axis shaped the beams of the sun on which the players were beading the gold and silver balls. Incas were awared of the atomic structure of the Universe and also of the four basic elements (earth, air, watter, faire). One cannot be surprised that when the game is played it can remind the atom. It is also not a coincidence that the winner of the game is the player who prevails all four elements and enters the fifth one – the unknown and that is why winning one.
In 1532 AD the spanish marksman, barbar and christian Francisco Pizzaro with houndred-fifty men army entered the Inca Empire. The main goal was to invent the new area, getting gold (inspiration from Mexico and Cortez) and also the missionary.
He was unbelievly lucky as in that time there was a rage between two Incas Atahualpa and his brother Huascaro about the power (the ruling of the Empire).
Pizzaro took the advantage of this strugle. After slaughter of Huascara the Atahualpa became the emperor of the Incas Empire. Pizzaro captured him and asked for expiation. As an expiation we wanted gold and silver.
Incas contrary to Spanish did not considered these things as utilitity neccesary for living. That is why they brought all the gold in order of Atahualpa and for his rescuing from the whole Empire. One of the thousands of precisious things, facsinating craft-works and pieces of arts from these metals was also INTI. Same as all other items, even GNO was melted and transformed into bars. Atahualpa was senteced to burn to die for the betray, before to converted to christianity and immediatelly he was strangled.
Into the Europe was transported only a fraction of this game INTI. It is only two-dimensional one – cross and circle. The Spanish who returned to Europe from former Inca Empire were able to understand only the basic rules of the game but they were missing imagination to perfectly replicate the INTI game in the way they had possibility to see it for a fragment of the time ...