Chinese Checkers Strategy Board Game
A beloved, centuries old strategy game, Chinese Checkers was actually invented in Germany in 1892 under the name Stern-Halma. The game was a variation of the even older American game called Halma. You’re not hallucinating here - despite its name, Chinese Checkers is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia. Somehow, the name stuck!
Chinese Checkers can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or in groups. The rules are so simple that even young children can play, but there is enough strategy to make the game complex for more advanced players. Though the name has varied, the rules haven’t changed much over the years. Players race all of their pegs across the hexagram-shaped board and into their "home base" - the opposite corner from where they started. All pieces must be in your home corner to win.