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Chinese Checkers, by Monkey Pod Games

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Chinese Checkers, by Monkey Pod Games





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Did you know that Chinese Checkers, the ideal 2-6 player family game, was invented in Germany? It was originally called "Stern-Halma" upon its invention Germany in 1893, but was renamed by an American to make the game sound more exotic. Yikes! Still, this classic strategy game is fun for everyone and families large and small: designed for 2-6 players, the object is for a player to be the first to transfer all his pieces to the corner opposite his home base by moving pieces into an adjacent empty hole or jumping over a single peg of any color. 

Monkey Pod Games's version is beautifully handcrafted with wooden pegs, not marbles, so a little bump won't ruin the game. And, the game board folds and latches with the pegs inside for easy clean up and storage. Opened game board measures 9.5" x 10.5" x .75".

Monkey Pod Games are eco-friendly and sustainably made from rubber or monkey pod wood and finished with a mix of natural oils. Rubber wood is harvested only from rubber trees that can no longer be used to produce rubber. Monkey pod trees (also known as Saman, the Rain Tree or, Albizia Saman) are large, fast growing trees, found in many regions of the world. Because they grow so easily, they require little maintenance, making little impact on the environment.  Trees are replanted each year to replace those that were cut. 

To learn more about why Green Rainbow Revolution thinks Monkey Pod Games is GRReat!, check out our Supplier Profiles.

The Nitty Gritty

  • Rubber and monkey pod wood - a replanting program replaces the trees that are cut each year.
  • Finished with a mix of natural oils.
  • Wood is biodegradable.
  • Shrink wrap packaging.
  • Vegan, no animal-byproducts.
  • Wood and components made in Thailand.
  • Assembled and packaged in the USA by people with disabilities.
  • Recommended for ages 7+.

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