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Matthew J. Wilson
United States
San Diego
California
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May 2015
My grandmother passed down to me a custom-made glass version of this game with marbles instead of pawns several years ago. I still have it to this day and I used to play it all of the time as a kid. I thought it was better than checkers as a 7-year-old, and I also thought the game was more popular than it really was. This game has fallen into a dark obscurity. So much so, that no one knows about it and it's not that valuable, even for today. That being said, it's a really fun, quick and easy jumping game that anyone can play.

However, if I'm being honest, my current version hasn't been played in a couple of years, as it has become the main center piece of our coffee table. People are always interested in what it is, but no one has ever come around to actually want to play a quick game. Maybe it's time to change that.
2015-05-31
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True Blue Jon
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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Feb 2008*
Interesting but the really cool thing is how many other games you can play with the components and that it's great for travel.
2008-02-21*
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Richard Ware
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Jul 2009*
Inventory 2007-09-13
2007-09-13*
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j b Goodwin

Lynchburg
Virginia
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Pretty good "jumping" game. Not exceptionally expensively made, but very cool and attractive-looking.
2006-02-13*
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Clark D. Rodeffer
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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Not yet played.
2006-10-25*
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P.D. Magnus
United States
Albany
New York
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A decent game, but there is no reason not to play it on a chess board with any old counters.
2007-05-25*
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Johnathan Scharf
United States
Woodland Hills
Utah
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2007-08-11*
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Bud Blanchette
United States
Maple Grove
Minnesota
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2010-11-03
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Drew
United States
Wisconsin
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"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."
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I suspect this is a rather interesting abstract. I will have to try it with someone older than six to find out. Actually, I wondered whether it would even work well as a game, envisioning a lot of movement but little actual capturing, but it turns out to be a lot trickier to avoid being captured than I thought. The whole deal is that every move has to include a jump (in any direction). You jump your own pieces to move your whole group forward in an amoeba-like blob, or you jump your opponents' pieces to capture them. Also, if you can't move a piece (that is, there's nothing around it to jump) it's sort of stuck there. So you have to keep lines of movement open.
2011-01-24
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Calvin Daniels
Canada
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Chinese Checkers for two. Opt for Camelot, far better jumping game
2010-08-04
Justin Case
United States
Greensboro
North Carolina
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Tan.
2014-10-13
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For Trade

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