Hand-made Halma game

Hand-made Halma game

Hand-made Halma board with wooden pawns and rulesHand-made Halma board with wooden pawns and rules
 
Hand-made Halma board with wooden pawns and rulesHand-made Halma board with wooden pawns and rules
 
 
 
 
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  • Beautiful inlaid Halma chequerboard with 256 squares from Maple and Black Walnut
  • Victorian game similar to Chinese Checkers but with greater freedom of movement
  • Parquetry wooden board is hand-made in England by a marquetry craftsman
  • Comes with painted wooden Halma pawns and rules for both Halma and Super-Halma.
  • Fun for all ages Halma is a game with both historical and strategic interest.

Halma is a famous old Victorian game in which the objective is not to capture your opponent's pieces but instead to hop over them in an effort to get to the opposite side first. Halma is like Chinese Checkers but has slightly more depth because there are 8 directions of movement instead of 6.

Halma is quite difficult to obtain these days and certainly there have been no quality versions of the game since the early 1900s. We have rectified this with our beautiful made board show below. Hand-made to our own commission by an experienced craftshop - these boards are unique to Masters Traditional Games.

For the games enthusiast or any lover of fine wooden objects, the Halma board is faced entirely with inlaid natural wood. The squares and lines are inlaid with 6mm Maple and Black Walnut timbers. The circle spots delineating the startings zone are inlaid in Oak and Ash. We studied a number of antique boards to find the most elegant corner design. In the end, we weren't happy with any of the old designs which are either cluttered or ugly and we came up with our own idea that we feel is the most aesthetic of any board we have yet seen - dark spots for the inner borders and white spots for the 2 outer borders.

The board comes with 13 green and red halma pawns and 19 black and white pawns so that either 2 or 4 people can play. Rules are included. This game does not have a special storage container is dispatched in a simple cardboard carton.

Made in Britain

Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.

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002KW4

172.90

144.08 (ex.VAT)

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Set of 64 Halma Pawns (13 black, 13 white, 19 red, 19 green)

Approx dimensions: Each piece 15mm diameter, 17mm high.

001KR4

Was:15.99

14.99

12.49 (ex.VAT)

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Set of 64 Halma Pawns (19 black, 19 white, 13 red, 13 green)

Approx dimensions: Each piece 15mm diameter, 17mm high.

001W2R

14.99

12.49 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days
For an immediate quote & ETA, add to the basket & select your location.

Origin of Halma


Most people consider that Halma is a Victorian British game and it was the Victorians who took to the game and made it popular. However, ironically, the best evidence found to date indicates that the Halma or Hoppity was invented by between 1883 and 1884 by George Howard Monks, an American. The game of Chinese Checkers is a later descendent of Halma made popular in America in the 1930s but actually was invented pre-1900 in Europe.

For more information on Halma and its descendent, Chinese Checkers, see The Online Guide to Traditional Games

 

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