Learning Chinese Checkers 101

Checkers, like chess, is a very popular board game. If you are a novice player who does not know how to play the game, here are the basic rules in playing the game.

First, you need to understand the equipment and layout of game. chinese checkers is played in a six pointed star board. Every point has a triangle made of out of ten holes. Each triangle has varied colors and there are ten pegs with the similar number of pieces.

The game can be played by two to six players. In a game that involves six players, all pegs and triangles will be utilized. For games involving four players, play commences in a couple of opposing triangles and a two-player game is played from the opposing triangles. In a game where three players are involved, the pegs will commence in three triangles with equal distance from one another.

Each player is represented by a color and ten pegs with similar colors are positioned in the corresponding triangles.

The aim of Chinese checkers is to become the first player to advance all their ten pegs across the board to the opposing triangle.

A toss coin determines who goes first. Players alternate in moving one of their own pegs. In a single turn, pegs may be simply advanced into a nearby hole or take multiple hops over other pieces. In a jumping move, it must be over the nearest peg and into an unoccupied space after it. The hop can be over any colored pegs which may include their own and can be in any of six directions. In some occasions, a player can advance their peg from their starting end all the way to the opposing triangle in one go.

In Chinese checkers, there should always be a peg in the board. It is legal to advance your peg into any hole even if they are occupied by an opponent or is not currently occupied. However, when a peg has made it to the opposing triangle, it cannot be removed in that position.

The first player to move all their ten pegs in the target holes wins the game. In other words, if more than one hole in the destination triangle is occupied by an opponent, it does not stop a player from emerging victorious. In order to become a winner, a player should see to it that all the holes in the target triangle should have a peg.

Now that you know the rules of the game, it's time to put the theory into application.