Chinese Checkers Games

Chinese Checkers Games

Chinese Checkers (or Chinese Chequers) was invented in the 1920s in America and has nothing to do with China. In fact it's based on an earlier Victorian game called Halma which is played on a square 16 x 16 chequer board.

At Masters Traditional Games, we know that cheap Chinese Checkers games can be found all over the place so for our discerning customers we put effort into finding things that are either high quality or a little bit special in some way. We think that ours is the most interesting selection of Chinese Checkers boards around.

Chinese Checkers & Nine Menís Morris 2 In 1

£32.99

Large 50cm board with Nine Men's Morris on the reverse

Chinese Checkers, large with wooden pegs

£34.99

A large 38cm board with wooden pegs.

30cm Round Mahogany Chinese Checkers

Due 28 Jul 2016

High quality round Mahogany Chinese Checkers with marbles

Large Hexagonal Chinese Checkers

£52.90

A stylish, wooden set, featuring a large 36cm hexagonal board and wooden marbles.

 

Round 30cm Chinese Checkers with Glass Marbles

Round Mahogany Chinese Checkers - 30cm with glass marbles

Round Chinese Checkers Board with colurful glass marbles. The round mahogany board measures 30cm across

Hexagonal Chinese Checkers (Padauk wood with marbles)

Large Hexagonal Chinese Checkers (Padauk wood)

A stylish, high quality wooden Chinese Checkers set. Featuring a hexagonal board made from Paduak wood and painted wooden marbles.

Chinese Checkers Game | Large Board with Wooden Pegs

Philos large 38cm Chinese Checkers with wooden pegs

A large round Chinese Checkers game with wooden pegs. Great quality game at a fantastic price backed up by our unrivalled service.

Chinese Checkers & Nine Menís Morris 2 In 1

Chinese Checkers & Nine Menís Morris 2 In 1

A fantastic combination of two timeless strategy games, Chinese Checkers and Nine Men's Morris, on a large, wooden, double sided board.

The Origin of Chinese Checkers

Chinese Checkers, disappointingly, is no more than Halma (a Victorian games invented in the 1880s) transported to a star shaped board. It was first patented in the West by Ravensburger, the famous German games company, under the name Stern-Halma in Germany a few years after Halma appeared.

It was later launched in the USA under the catchier name of Chinese Checkers, and this is the form that is most well-known today. J Pressman is believed to be the person who introduced the game to the USA during 1928 although several other manufacturers started to make it thereafter including Milton Bradley whom, an unconfirmed report has it, patented the game in 1941.

You can learn more about the History of Chinese Checkers from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.

 

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