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A game played by two or four people using a board of 256 squares, with pieces advancing from one corner to the opposite corner by being moved over other pieces into vacant squares.
- ‘Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in (1892) and it's an descendant from the game of Halma (1883).’
- ‘Suppose we just had the rules for halma, but not the board and pieces and had to reconstruct the game.’
Late 19th century: from Greek, literally ‘leap’.
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