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.
Simple wooden Chinese Checkers board with glossy painted wooden pegs
Stained wooden hexagonal Chinese Checkers board with nice coloured marbles
A travel size Chinese Checkers set - take your favourite game on the move!
High quality round Mahogany Chinese Checkers with marbles
New product due 11/12/2013
Large high quality Chinese Checker board with colourful wood pegs
A stylish, wooden set, featuring a large 36cm hexagonal board and wooden marbles.
A stylish wooden Travel Chinese Checkers set from Pico Pao. The board is manufactured to a high quality using African Paduak wood and folds along the middle allowing you to take the Chinese Checkers set with you on the move. The playing pieces are made...
This is one of our premier Chinese Checkers boards. It is a nice size at 34cm and comes with colourful wooden pegs.
A very stylish hexagonal Chinese Checkers board supplied with strikingly coloured wooden marbles. This is one of the biggest Chinese Checkers boards around which makes a nice spectacle as well as being easier to get at those marbles that are in amongst...
A quality inexpensive version of Chinese Checkers from House of Marbles. Features a hexagonal board with real marbles.
A straightforward round wooden Chinese Checkers game from traditional British games manufacturer, House of Marbles. This version of Chinese Checkers comes in a sturdy cardboard box with a striking design and features nice coloured wooden pegs instead ...
This is a round Chinese Checkers game with 60 glass marbles
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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