In which country was the game Chinese Checkers invented? – 2017

In which country was the game Chinese Checkers invented?


Germany




Answer: Despite its name, the game is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia. The game was invented in Germany in 1892 under the name “Stern-Halma” as a variation of the older American game Halma. The “Stern” (German for star) refers to the board’s star shape (in contrast to the square board used in Halma). The name “Chinese Checkers” originated in the United States as a marketing scheme by Bill and Jack Pressman in 1928.




Chinese Checkers (US and Canadian spelling) or Chinese chequers (UK spelling)[1] is a strategy board game of German origin (named “Sternhalma”) which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners.[2] The game is a modern and simplified variation of the American game Halma.[3]


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