Chinese Checkers in the Classroom
Players pick up problem solving, reasoning, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills while they hop, skip, and checkmate their way across the board. Students will quickly learn to plan 2 or 3 steps ahead of their current move, to maximize their efficiency while playing! This forethought and critical planning goes beyond Chinese Checkers, as students start to see that game concepts can be applied to real life.
How to Play
Each player starts with 10 plastic marbles, situated in the point of a star. During the game, players move their marbles across the board by jumping other marbles, until they're all neatly settled in the opposite point. The fun comes in designing a strategy that allows marbles to move more than one space at a time. As the game progresses, players will end up jumping their own marbles and any others that fall conveniently in their path. The first player to get their marbles across the board wins.
For 2 to 6 players. 12” board features an ancient Chinese dragon motif. 6 sets of marbles come in solid red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white.