By: admin On: February 26, 2016 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Chinese Checkers 700 x 400

Despite its name, Chinese Checkers did not originate in China – the game was invented in Germany in 1892 and was called Stern-Halma and was a variation of an American game called Halma. Stern, which is German for Star, refers to the board’s star shape, which is in contrast to the square board used in the American game Halma.

The name Chinese Checkers originated in the United States as a marketingscheme by Bill and Jack Pressman in 1928, however the Pressman Company’s game was originally call Hop Ching Checkers.

The rules are simple so even young children can play Chinese Checkers. The objective is to be the first player to move your pieces or checkers across the hexagram or star shaped board to the opposite side into the your‘home’corner using single step moves or move that involve jumping over other pieces in your path.

The remaining players continue the game to establish a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5thand last place finisher, however the game can be played with a minimum of 2 players.

Our Giant Chinese Checkers is available for Hire and provides hours of entertainment for up to 6 players at a time.

For game hire or more info email us at gamesonthelawn@yahoo.com.au

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