Origin of Chinese checkersprobably so named from the characteristic ornamentation of the board
Chinese checkersChinese checkers
a game played on a board with holes arranged in the shape of a six-pointed star, by from two to six players, the winner being the one who first moves his or her set of marbles across the board
plural nounused with a sing. verb
A board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles arranged in holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point by means of single moves or jumps.
- Alternative form of Chinese checkers.
- Chinese_Checkers - A multi-player strategy game where players jump over their own pieces as well as the pieces of their opponents while attempting to move all of their pieces to the opposite side of the game board.