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Wood Chinese Checkers

$49.95
MSRP: $49.95
SKU: WoodChinesecheckers
Weight (Lbs):
4
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Complete Chinese Checkers game kit with wood carrying case and all the pieces you need. Lid is beautifully decorated with the Dragon and Phoenix. Measures with shipping weight is:

4lbs. 1 ½” 12” 13 ½”

 

Despite its name, the game is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia.  The game was invented in Germany in 1892 under the name "Stern-Halma" as a variation of the older American game Halma.  The "Stern" (German for star) refers to the board's star shape (in contrast to the square board used in Halma).  The name "Chinese Checkers" originated in the United States as a marketing scheme by Bill and Jack Pressman in 1928.  The Pressman Company’s game was originally called "Hop Ching Checkers".  The game was introduced to Chinese-speaking regions by the Japanese.

Chinese checkers (US spelling) or Chinese chequers (UK) is a strategy board game which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners.  

The objective is to be first to race one's pieces across the hexagram-shaped game board into "home"—the corner of the star opposite one's starting corner—using single-step moves or moves which jump over other pieces.  The others continue playing to establish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and last place finishers. Like other skill-based games, Chinese checkers involves strategy.  The rules are simple, so even young children can play.

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