Halma

Halma

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. Similar to Chinese Checkers but with more depth and added complexity as 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 hand made board shown below. Hand-made to our own commission by an experienced craftshop - these boards are unique to Masters Traditional Games and truly are a work of art.

We also have a simple cardboard version available as well.


 




















 

Halma - simple cardboard version

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  • A great value Halma set
  • Cardboard board with wooden playing pieces
  • A classic Victorian strategy game for 2 or 4 players
  • Similar to Chinese Checkers but with increased complexity
  • Full set of rules included

From House of Marbles, a great value Cardboard Halma game with wooden playing pieces.

Halma is a classic Victorian strategy game for 2 or 4 players. The aim of the game is to hop over your opponents pieces and reach the opposite side first. It is similar to Chinese Checkers but has a lot more depth and complexity.

Halma is quite difficult to obtain these days but this set allows you to get hold of the classic game at an affordable price.

A full set of rules are included and the game is presented in a nice cardboard box. Please note that the 2 player version of the game in this set is unusual in that the players start in adjacent corners, instead of opposite corners. This version should increase the speed of the 2 player game but those wishing to play the traditional 2 player Halma are not prevented from playing in that fashion should they wish to. See the rules section on our website for full information on Halma rules.

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


Halma - simple cardboard version

Eng/Wales ETA: 4 working days

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Hand-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
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 beautifully hand made board. 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 outer frame is maple with a walnut string border. 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. Pawns are 27mm high with a base of 15mm. 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.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board 44cm square, each square 21mm. Carton 47cm square
Board 17.3 inch square, each square 0.8 inch. Carton 18.5 inch square


Hand-made Halma board with wooden pawns and rules
Price includes delivery for Eng/Wales/Lowlands.

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

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

Approx. Dimensions:

Each piece 15mm diameter, 27mm high.
Each piece 0.6 inch diameter, 1.1 inch high.


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

Eng/Wales ETA: 4 working days

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

Sales information for this product is coming soon

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

Approx. Dimensions:

Each piece 15mm diameter, 27mm high.
Each piece 0.6 inch diameter, 1.1 inch high.


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

Eng/Wales ETA: 4 working days

Prod.Ref: 001W2R

Was:16.49

14.99

12.49 (ex.VAT)


Change to: $ USD EUR

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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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