Editors' reviewBased on the ancient and addictive original, Chinese Checkers Master brings strategic marble-moving to your desktop. With origins in an even older game called Halma, Chinese Checkers allows up to six people to play around a star-shaped board. The killing here is purely metaphorical; your task is to move all your marbles into the opposing triangle point as if they were troops on a battlefield. The graphics are not stunning, but you can change the background. No music distracts you from the meditative nature of the game. Novices will appreciate the Undo feature and hints, while more advanced players can use the timer and statistics to improve their games.
Chinese Checkers Master brings classic Chinese checkers to life on your computer. Play with up to five friends or with intelligent computer opponents. There are five levels of difficulty, so it's a great game for beginners and advanced players alike. Use the Suggest Move feature to find out how the computer would play your move. You also can move backward through an entire game with the Unlimited Undo button. After a few games, you can check your player rating in the statistics window to see how you compare to other players. In addition, the help file contains tips, tricks, and powerful strategies for becoming a better player. Chinese Checkers Master also features an animated gameboard, custom wallpaper images, game saving, game statistics, the history of Chinese checkers, complete standard game rules, and a unique player-rating system.