Chinese Checkers is a game, contrary to popular belief, which was not created in China, but rather is a derivative of a German game. It got the name when it came to America, and changed from a square to a six-point star.

Game Play:
2, 3, 4, or 6 people can play at once. Everyone must start in a point across from someone else, unless there are 3 players, then everyone must be evenly spaced out without anyone across from them, see the figures below.
The goal is to move all of your pieces from the point you start in to the point opposite from you. You may move one piece on your turn. A piece can be moved into one of the six adjacent spaces, or it can jump any piece in one of the adjacent spaces, if the space beyond the jumped piece is open. There is another optional rule that says a piece can jump another piece that is not adjacent as long as there are an equal number of open spaces in between the two pieces and on the other side of the jumped piece, like so:
X O O O Y O O O O
X can move like so:
O O O O Y O O O X

            O
           O O
          O O O
         O O O O
O O O O O O O O O O O O O
 O O O O O O O O O O O O
  O O O O O O O O O O O
   O O O O O O O O O O
    O O O O O O O O O 
   O O O O O O O O O O
  O O O O O O O O O O O
 O O O O O O O O O O O O
O O O O O O O O O O O O O
         O O O O
          O O O
           O O
            O
 (Figure 1, empty game board)
            1
           1 1
          1 1 1
         1 1 1 1
6 6 6 6 O O O O O 2 2 2 2
 6 6 6 O O O O O O 2 2 2
  6 6 O O O O O O O 2 2
   6 O O O O O O O O 2
    O O O O O O O O O 
   5 O O O O O O O O 3
  5 5 O O O O O O O 3 3
 5 5 5 O O O O O O 3 3 3
5 5 5 5 O O O O O 3 3 3 3
         4 4 4 4
          4 4 4
           4 4
            4
(Figure 2, starting positions)

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