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Halma (1884)

Average Rating: 5.39/10
Board Game Rank: 9263
Abstract Game Rank: 639
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1884
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 4 players
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Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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Primary Name
Halma
Alternate Names
Classic Halma
Eckha
The Game of Halma
Gioco Dell'Halma
Halma mit Doppelplan
Halma Set
Halma-Spel
Halma-Spiel
Jeu du Halma
Mini Halma
Mini-Halma
New Game of Halma
Stomo Halma
Άλμα
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Halma (from the Greek word meaning "jump") is a board game invented in 1883 or 1884 by an American plastic surgeon at Harvard Medical School, George Howard Monks. An English game called Hoppity was the inspiration.

Playing equipment consists of a checkered board, divided into 16 x 16 squares. Pieces are typically black and white for two-player games, and of various colours or other distinction in games of four players. In the Royal Series edition the playing pieces are pink and yellow (not supplied with the game). It is also a two player variant only.

From a rulebook introduction:

"The game of Halma is played with a number of men on a board with 256 squares. Two or four persons can play the game, or it may be played by one person as a solitaire.

In each corner of the board there are thirteen squares, called a yard, inclosed (sic) by dotted red lines. These yards are used when four persons play. In two of the four corners of the board a heavy red line..."

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There are 61 wooden playing pieces in 4 colors - 18 red, 18 green, 14 yellow, and 11 black.

Two players: played with 14 pieces each (using yellow, red, and green).
Four players: played with 18 pieces each (using red and green).
Three players: played with 11 pieces each.
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Classic Halma
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Size: 10.70 x 10.70 x 1.65 inches
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Product Code: 1009
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This is the original file from which I made a Game Crafter edition of a 8x8 Halma board, 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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1 Patent file for Halma
Patent information in PDF from the U.S. Patent Office, via pat2pdf.org, of Pat. #US383653, dated May 29, 1888, by George Howard Monks for Halma.
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Board Game Rank: 9263
Abstract Game Rank: 639
Num Ratings: 125
Average Rating: 5.39
Standard Deviation: 1.30
Num Views: 21101
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