How To: Play Chinese checkers

Play Chinese checkers

Neither Chinese nor checkers, Chinese checkers is a fun game to play. Watch this video to learn how to play Chinese checkers.

You Will Need

* Two to six players
* A Chinese checkers board
* 10 colored pegs per player

Step 1. Select a player to go first

Choose a color and starting triangle for each person. With two or four players, pick triangles that are opposite each other. With three players, play from every other triangle.For five and six players, pick any triangle you want. Fill each triangle being played with each player's colored pegs.

Step 2. Jump pegs

Decide which player will go first.

Step 3. Move the pegs

Move one peg starting with the first player. Pegs move one space each turn and must be moved into an empty space. Pegs may move in any direction; the goal is to get the peg to the triangle directly opposite the starting triangle.

Step 4. Take turns until a player wins

Jump a peg if the adjacent space is open. A peg can continue jumping as long as there are pegs to jump over. Players may jump any pegs.

You can jump a peg all the way across the board.

Step 5.

Take turns, with each player moving their pegs. The first player to get all ten of their pegs into the opposite triangle wins.

FACT: The game of Chinese checkers is based on a German game called Halma.

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