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Chinese Checkers

game board

Despite the name, the game Chinese checkers has no history in China. The game we know today evolved from an earlier American game called Halma, which was played on a square board. The Germans took Halma and in 1892 gave it a star-shaped board, calling it Stern-Halma (Star Halma.) The Pressman toy company introduced Star Halma to the United States in 1928, calling its version "Hop Ching Checkers," and the Chinese affiliation stuck. A simple game board manufactured in Syracuse has the typical star pattern, but it is not played with the typical marbles or even wood pegs. This version would actually work with real checkers, or any kind of colored discs.

ManufacturerJ. F. Friedel Co.
Materialprinted paper | cardboard
OriginSyracuse, NY
Stylestrategy
Object ID115.329
Credit LineGift of the Koronowski Family in Memory of Elizabeth A. (Brillhart) Koronowski

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