[NEW] according to players' report, to prevent trouble-maker taking other seats, we will take the rules below from June 9th, 2015
1) each player can make at most 51 steps;
2) The player will be punished 8 score if he places his pieces on other's seats when the game ends.
Please obey the rules and have a good fun on Chinese Checkers.
[Grand Update, Must Download!] or you will miss the new features here :
* Optimize the 5 jumper AIs;
* Add Onine Game Hall, you can play it with your friends;
* Add Tips, FootSteps;
* Add Fast Paced Jump to jump over multiple empty grids.
Especially, you can enjoy all above free!
The most popular Chinese Checkers on App Store, over 1 000 000 downloads worldwide! The iPhone version is also available now.
The most intelligent Chinese Checkers on App Store! With 5 different AI levels, support players from 1 to 6!
Chinese checkers is a board game that can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners. The game is a modern and simplified variation of Halma. The objective is to be first to race one's pieces across the hexagram-shaped game board into "home" – the corner of the star opposite one's starting corner – using single-step moves or moves which jump over other pieces. Others keep playing to establish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and last place finishers. The game involves some strategy but is popular even among young children.
A basic strategy is to find the longest hopping path that leads closest to, or immediately into, "home" – the destination star point at the opposite side of the board. (Multiple-jump moves are obviously faster to relocate pieces than step-by-step moves.) Since either player can make use of any hopping 'ladder' or 'chain' created, more advanced strategy involves hindering an opposing player, in addition to helping oneself find jumps across the board. Of equal importance are the players' strategies for emptying and filling their starting and home corners. Games between experts are rarely decided by more than a couple of moves.
Differing numbers of players result in different game layouts. Each layout imposes a different best-game strategy. For example, if a player's "home" or destination corner is empty (not an opponent's starting corner), the player can freely arrange his/her pieces to serve as a 'ladder' or 'bridge' between the two opposite ends. But if a player's opponent occupies the home destination corner, the player might be better advised to play a "waiting game" until all pieces have moved out.
Ratings and Reviews
If it ain't broke don't fix it
The game before the timer to make a move was perfect. This game is meant to think to make a move
This game is wonderful, except for a few bugs. The touch sensitivity sometimes doesn't register well, which defeats the purpose of playing games on the iPad.
But, the most aggravating issue I am running into now is the advertisements trying to auto-load without touching them as a new game begins. It is infuriating when they will NOT close correctly and allow the game to continue to load. EVERY time I start a new game now, this happens and closing the game out and restarting it isn't enough. In order for the incomplete advertisement or black screen to go away and for the game to finish loading, I must exit this game, open a different game, then close that one out and re-open this one. This is the only program on my entire iPad that has this problem, so it certainly isn't a problem with my iPad.
Please fix these new bugs!
Bad update, good game
I agree with the other review that this update caused serious issues with the touch functions. I had no problem before, but now I have trouble getting it to work. Overall it's a good game, just a really bad update that makes gameplay frustrating. Please fix!
The game could also use some instructions and descriptions about the different AI options. I was confused at first as there is no indication of what the various player options do. I can understand people getting irritated by this and deleting the game, which is a shame since it's fun if you know how to set things up properly.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.