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Chinese CheckersThe game's goal is to move all your pieces to the other side of the board.
You can move a piece in any direction, or jump over one or more of your pieces, or the enemy pieces.
About Chinese Checkers
Chinese Checkers is originally based on Halma, another puzzle game that was invented by Dr. George Howard Monks, who was an American Professor. Halma is a Greek word which means ‘jump' and this is what Dr. George Howard Monks meant by naming the game with this Greek word.
In Chinese Checkers, each player has only 10 pieces and the distance of the opponents arena is not as far as the standard Halma games. There are some children's versions and for those, it is not necessary that the player will get 10 pieces but the pieces can be as low as 6. There are two player versions of the game and in two player versions, players use fifteen tiles each. Ravensburger, a German company took patent for Chinese Checkers for the first time in the world.
However, the first star board was introduced to the Western world and this was in 1909 in England. The American Version, Hopching Checkers was considered as a close replica of star Halma. The game received the name ‘Chinese Checkers' and designs related to Chinese culture after some time because people in the United States were interested in oriental culture. Another reason for the quick popularity of this game is Mahjong, which is another Chinese game that was introduced to the Western world almost at the same time.
The game's objective is to play in the corner opposite of the player's starting point and the star shaped hexagram allows both single moves and jumps over other pieces. The board has 121 indentations arranged to form the hexagram (six pointed star). Excluding the star points the hexagram contains 61 points.
There is no doubt that Chinese Checkers is a very fun oriented game mainly because both players are left with same number of coins and their power distribution is equal.
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