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1893
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Chinese Checkers
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China Chak
Chinese Checker Board
Chinese Checkers and Hong Kong
Chinese Checquers
Chinese Chequers
Chinese Kings
Chinese Star Checkers
Ching Gong for Two
Chińskie Warcaby
Dama Cinese
Damas chinas
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Far East Peg Checkers
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Hiina Kabe
Hop Ching
Kiinanshakki
Kinaschack
Kinasjakk
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Kinaspelet
Kinesa
Kinesschack
Kineziko Ekaki
Magnetic Chinese Checkers
Mandarín
Mickey's Chinese Checkers
Pagoda Chinese Checkers
Pengus
Pocket Chinese Chequers
San Loo
Shanghai
Sixto
Star Checkers
Stern-Halma
Stjärn-halma
TiaoQi
Travel Games: Chinese Chequers
Xadrez Chinês
Zabawy ufoludków
Κινέζικη Ντάμα
ダイヤモンドゲーム
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Chinese Checkers, or Stern-Halma, is a version of Halma supporting up to six players. Parenthetically, it is neither Chinese nor is it Checkers. In many countries, it's known as Chinese Chess or China-Chess which is even less accurate and definitely shouldn't be confused with Xiangqi which is the true Chess variant from China.

Players jump over their own and/or their opponents' pieces with the objective of being the first to move all their pieces from one side to the opposing side.

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Variant:

In the standard way of playing this game, to hop a piece, your piece must be beside it, and jumps to the vacant space immediately past the piece you have hopped (and, of course, you can move in a chain of hops).

To make the game much more interesting, adjust the rule so that you can move over any number of empty spaces, then over the piece, provided that you then move over the same number of spaces on the other before you land. Of course, your move must be in a straight line. So if you jumped one vacant space then a piece, you move over one more vacant space before you land. You are only allowed to jump one piece, so if there is a vacant space, and a piece, and another vacant space, then another piece, your move is blocked, likewise if there is a vacant space, two pieces, and another vacant space. You could also jump two vacant spaces, three vacant spaces, and so on. The rule about a chain of hops still holds.

This form of jumping is used by Eric Solomon in his enticing Billabong (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/464).

I wish I could say that I invented this form of moving myself, but I think I read it in the '80s in an issue of "Jeux et Strategie" (and if not there, in "Games and Puzzles").

Contents:

  • Chinese Checkers Board
  • 60 Playing Pieces (10 x 6 Colors)
    • (Some have 15 x 6 Colors with 90 Pieces)

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Publisher: The Game Crafter, LLC
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Year: 2014
Size: 10.70 x 10.70 x 1.65 inches
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Play tive edition
Publisher: Milomex, Ltd.
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Year: 2012
Product Code: Z30349C
Size: 12.20 x 12.40 x 1.38 inches
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Year: 2007
Size: 12.00 x 12.00 x 1.38 inches
2.75 pounds
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Publisher: Cardinal
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 393
Size: 5.28 x 4.92 x 1.50 inches
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This is the original file from which I made the second, smaller board for my Game Crafter edition of Hex Halma. It is provided here so that others may adapt to other printers, such as SuperiorPOD. To use with TGC, the file had to be lightened so as not to print too darkly.
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