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Chinese Checkers is a game played with marbles on a star-shaped board. As in conventional checkers, the objective is to get the player's marbles from one side of the board to another, and "jumping" a marble over another captures the second marble.

Chinese Checkers is actually a German game that arrived in the US in 1928 under the name "Hop Ching" (used to make it sound more exotic). Hop Ching was generalized to "Chinese Checkers" by 1939 when Herman and his family were playing it. It is based on a game called Halma that was invented in the late 19th century.

For more information about Chinese Checkers, see Wikipedia.

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