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I don't know why I've never noticed this before - although I think it's cut out of the pb - but, in And Jo, Stacie and Evadne play Halma. I thought it must be a card game, but Wikipedia informs me that it's a board game, a bit like draughts but with coloured pawns - and someone has added the CS example in the section about Halma in popular culture :D . I don't think I've ever come across it in real life. is it just me :lol: ?

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 Post subject: Re: Halma
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I'm the wrong person to ask, working where I did! Perhaps people are more likely to know it as Chinese Chequers/ Checkers?


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I think it must be just you Alison ;-)

It's a game I played as a child and know under both names though I thought there was a slight difference between the two in that Halma has coloured wooden pawns and Chinese checkers, at least the one I had, I think you poked little plastic things through holes on the board...

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Ah, I know the name Chinese checkers - hadn't realised they were the same thing (or more or less)!

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I think that strictly speaking, Chinese Chequers is a variant of Halma - and they can look quite different, yes - but the principle's the same. Bit like pachesi and ludo are similar.


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It's mentioned, I think, in E Nesbit's Magic City.


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It is also mentioned in A London Home in the 1890s by M V Hughes. Mollie and her flatmate play Halma.


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We had a board, and I remember playing it a time or two; can't remember how, though.


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Mrs Redboots wrote:
We had a board, and I remember playing it a time or two; can't remember how, though.


Here you are: https://www.mastersofgames.com/rules/halma-rules.htm

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Mrs Redboots wrote:
We had a board, and I remember playing it a time or two; can't remember how, though.


Here you are: https://www.mastersofgames.com/rules/halma-rules.htm


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We still have a board and pieces, but it's a long time since we played.

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 Post subject: Re: Halma
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In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio show, Eddie the shipboard computer suggests a nice game of electronic halma. This does not go down well. :P


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I don't think I have heard of it either.

We did play draughts but I think that was something else.


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Audrey25 wrote:
I don't think I have heard of it either.

We did play draughts but I think that was something else.

Yes, for one thing draughts has round flat pieces and halma has pieces shaped a bit like chess pawns. At least ours did....

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Audrey25 wrote:
I don't think I have heard of it either.

We did play draughts but I think that was something else.

Yes, for one thing draughts has round flat pieces and halma has pieces shaped a bit like chess pawns. At least ours did....


As I said, never heard of it so would not know.


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