Despite its name, the game does not resemble “Checkers,’ nor did it originate in China or any part of East Asia. The game was invented in Germany as a simplified variation of Halma. Chinese Checkers is a strategy board game which can be played by multiple players. The objective is to be the first one to reach the opposite side of a hexagon-shaped gameboard- using single step moves, or leap over other pieces. This solid wood checkers game board comes with multicolored glass marbles.