Chinese Checkers

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Chinese Checkers / Halma games


3D Chinese Checkers Unlimited 2.0



Shareware game (12.95 Euro) from TLKgames (2004). Play against the computer or on a network. English/french language. Sound, music, support for 3 screen resolutions (640, 800, 1024). One stop jump-rule and multiple steps jump-rule. Req.: DX8 and DX9 versions, Windows. The shareware version lacks load/save game, multiplayer options and some audio and visual enhancements.

3d_chinese_checkers_unlimited_share.exe - Download shareware version (2,5 mb)


 

Bicycle Board Games

'Chinese Checkers' is one of fifteen board games in this retail ($19.99) collection from Microsoft. List of all games: Mancala, Color Match, Vanish, Five Dice, Mill, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, Backgammon, Four-in-a-Row, Sink the Ships, Reversi, Mahjong, Cross and Circles. 
Req.: 95/98/Me/2000/XP. More information at Microsoft / Microsoft. Buy at Amazon. There is also a Chinese Checkers game in Microsoft Classic Board Games (2000) (Amazon)

 

Carl's Classics 1.52

A shareware ($19.95) game collection from Sweden with 14 games, including Chinese Checkers and MiniChina (2 player variant).  Play against the computer or other people or Network / Internet play. 3 difficulty levels. 

Publisher: Game ON Sweden. Min. req.: Windows 95 and up,  Pentium 166MHz, 16mb Ram, video card 1mb (800x600 with 65 536 colors). 

Comments: I like both the cute graphics and the way the games are presented. Recommended!!

 ccsetup.exe - ccsetup.exe (4,9 mb)


 

CAT Chinese Checkers 1.1

Shareware ($13.95) for the handheld Palm (OS 2.0), made by C.A.T., Inc. Handango.

With colours, three skill levels, play against another person or the computer.

catcheckersdemo.zip - catcheckersdemo.zip (13 kb) 

 

CellHalma 1.0

Commercial ($11.00) Halma game by Cellsoft (2003), made for EPOC, Nokia 7650. 

Several Halma variations. Play alone or over Bluetooth. Computer players allowed in Bluetooth and stand-alone games. 2 and 4 player games. 8x8,10x10,12x12,14x14 and 16x16 boards. 3 Computer skill levels. Optional 'long jump' moves. 10 days trial. Info: Download.com

cellhalma-demo.sis - cellhalma-demo.sis (168 kb)

 

Championship Chinese Checkers 2.5

A shareware ($10) game from 1997 by Tom Lai (Vancouver, Canada). 15 days trial version available. Works on Win95/ 98/ME/NT (but not XP). Main point is cute graphics, a helpful referee for easy learning, WAV sounds, undo, redo. One to 3 players (or play against the computer). Also known as 'Animated Chinese Checkers 1.1'(Ultisoft).

Comments: Beginning to show it's age; but I'm still a sucker for cute, cartoony graphics.. :-)

cccheck.zip- cccheck.zip (371 kb)

 

Chinese Checkers 1.0

A shareware ($7.00) for the organizer PalmPilot by AK AnalyticsThere is a limited trial (can only be launched twice) available.

chinese-v21.zip- chinese-v21.zip (10 kb)

 

 

Chinese Checkers Version 2.1

For Pocket PC 2002 (WinCE / ARM CPU) 

- shareware game ($5.95) from IcebergFU's Software

A nice review at PDArcade

Product details at Handango

 cchecker21demo.exe - cchecker21demo.exe (88 kb)

 


Chinese Checkers for Smartphone, 3.0



$15.00 commercial Chinese Checkers game for Smartphones. Requires Smartphone 2003 or later, 76.8K RAM for program. Made by IcebergFu's Software. Buy from Handango

Features: Undo, redo, 3 skill levels, 1-6 players, human or computer, show hints, show progress, show move. 
Two game rules can be changed. => 1. Cross Neutral Zone. 2. Advanced Jump Rule. ccheckerssp3.exe- ccheckerssp3.exe (71kb)




Chinese Checkers Master 1.03

Commercial game ($24.95) by Guardian Games (2004). "Intelligent computer opponents...choose the skill level of each computer opponent - Novice to Master player" (5 levels), statistics database, hint, undo, redo, change wallpaper (bmp), sounds, rules, strategy tips. Req.: 95/98/ME/XP. 15 days trial
Comments: No doubt - one of the best CC games !

Note: Earlier known as 'Champion Chinese Checkers'.

ccmsetup_1000.exe- ccmsetup_1000.exe (3,4 mb)   

 

Chinese Queens 2.1

Shareware ($10.00) by 'Stef' for the Macintosh (versions for Power PC and 68k). For 2, 4 or 6 players, all human or computer players. Two game styles, a simple game, or a full championship. Network play (not in shareware version). Shareware version expires after 15 days.

CQPPC.hqx- CQPPC.hqx (PowerPC version) 689 kb

CQ68k.hqx- CQ68k.hqx (Mac 68k) 605 kb

 

eGames Chinese Checkers

Retail ($9.99) game. 8 different board layouts and sound effects. 

Req.: Windows 95/98/XP/Me, DirectX 7

Buy and download (6,6 mb) from eGames.

 

From Corner to Corner 1.0

Game from the Russian 'Arsenal Inc.'. 2 - 4 player variant, play against friends or the computer. Sound. Old game (1992 by Gamos), but cute, cartoony graphics.

Was abandoned for several years; but is now available for purchase again. Req.: Win 95/98/NT. Also known as just 'Corners'.

from_corner_to_corner_demo-1.zip - 0,9 mb demo (annoying nag screen)

 

Halma 1.1/Chinese Chequers 1.1

Shareware (EUR 10,-) game made by Oliver Kraheck, Germany (1999). 

English and German language. Rotate board/colours, 2-6 players (human/computer), 7 speed levels, sound, hint, highscore. Req.: Windows 95/98/ME/NT.

kraheck_halma.exe- kraheck_halma.exe (341 kb)

 

Hoyle Table Games 2004

A retail ($20.95) collection of 18 board games including Chinese Checkers from Hoyle (Vivendi). 3 skill levels, music, Facemaker. Amazon.com.

Min. req.: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, Pentium 233+, 32 mb Ram, 8x CD-ROM, 800x600 screen resolution, 350 mb hd installation.

Seems to have been replaced with 'Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2005' (Amazon.com)

The Chinese Checkers game is also available in Hoyle Board Games 2002 and 2003 (which also is available for the Macintosh computer).

 

Jump Chess 2.32

Small and simple shareware game ($20) made by Zhao bao Min / ZL games (2004). For two players. Beginner and Master level, sound. Also available as one of five games in the compilation 'Chesses 1.01' (Chess, Gobang, Jump Chess, Othello, Chinese Chess - also at $20).

Req.: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP

jumpchess.zip- jumpchess.zip (249 kb) (Jump Chess)
chesses_execute.exe - chesses_execute.exe (1mb) (Chesses).

 

Silke Halma 1.0


2-player Chinese Checkers for the PocketPC. Made by german company  Silkesoft

Features: Several levels, unlimed undo/ redo, open/ save games

$5.00 shareware. Req.: Windows CE 3.0 or above supporting the Compact Framework.


sboardCeEn.zip- Desktop Installer archive for Pocket PC
         (251 kb)

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TF Chinese Checkers 1.2

Made by TF System ($14.99) for the Palm OS 4.0 or higher. Gray or color. Author: Palmsoft. Nice review at Mobile Tech Review

TFChineseCheckers.1.2_trial.zip - TFChineseCheckers.1.2_trial.zip (261 kb)

 

Zillions of Games 2.01

A universal game engine (1000+ games) who includes a Chinese Checkers and Halma game. Price: $24.98. Req.: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 800x600+, DirectX 8+, 38 mb hd space.  Demo available (17-20 mb) - download from Zillions of Games 

 

And:

Koohg 1.04

This is ...eehh.. something similar enough to be listed here. Seems to have the Halma / Chinese Checkers rules. 2 or 4 player strategic board game, totally customable (board shape, number of pieces, start position etc.).

Shareware ($19.95) by Artishock, but sadly abandonware (1998) and the trial only lasts for seven days.

koohginst.exe- koohginst.exe (1.04 mb) 

 

ETCCKR Chinese Checker CD-ROM

From site: You can now play this popular Chinese game on the computer. Challenge one or two opponents with 10 or 15 marbles. Sorry that the interface is in Chinese. If we get enough requests, we may consider translating the user's manual into English. Requirements: 486 or better, Windows 95/Windows NT or higher. This program is in Chinese Interface.

Price: $6.00  + $2.50 s/h. Buy from Yutopian

 

2004 -2006 Vegard Krog Petersen


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