Chinese checkers game

Chinese Checkers Rules

Chinese Checkers is a puzzle game for 2 to 6 players. Each player will aim to lead their pieces to the other side of the board. The first to do so wins the game.

Principle of the Game

  • Each player has to occupy a corner of the star before the other players.

Contents of the Game

  • 1 wooden game board in the shape of a 6-pointed star,
  • 60 pieces of 6 different colors


  • Place the board in the center of the table.
  • Each player chooses a color and takes the corresponding pieces.
  • Each player places their pieces on a corner of the star of the game board. Each player’s corner is their home

Course of the Game

  • Take turns in a clockwise direction.
  • You are only allowed to move one piece per turn.


  • There are two techniques for moving.
  • Important note: It is not allowed to combine the 2 techniques
  • You are only allowed to apply one technique per turn.
  1. Move to an adjacent empty square
  • The move is made to an adjacent empty square.
  • The move can be done:
  • To the left or to the right.
  • Diagonally or straight.
  • Forward or backward.
  1. Moving by jumping
  • Moving by jumping is only possible:
  • If a piece is juxtaposed with yours.
  • If a space is unoccupied on the other side.
Unoccupied space in Chinese checkers
  • You can perform several jumps during a turn.
Jump in Chinese checkers
  • The piece over which you jump is not eliminated, it stays in the game.
  • When you’re making several jumps, you are free to stop when you want and where you want.


With 2 Players

  • Each player can play with 1, 2 or 3 colors.

With 3 Players

  • Each player can play with 1 or 2 colors.

With 4 Players

  • Only 1 color per player.
  • 2 corners will remain unused.

Team Play

  • 6 players are needed to play this variation.
  • Form 3 teams of 2 players.
  • Teammates should sit on opposite corners of the star.
  • To win, a player must reach their teammate’s home.