I have been a collector of checker boards
for many years.
Originally I loved them because they were tin,
then I found more that were made
of wood and much older.
The game was invented in Germany in 1892 with the name 'Halma'.
This version was popularized in 1928 by the Pressman Co. and the name
was changed to Chinese Checkers.
The game itself has nothing at all to do with China.
It was a marketing strategy by the toy companies.
I just fell in love with the bright colors and the the graphic design.
They remind me of quilt patterns.
I have them hanging as art in our family room.
The back side is checkers.
My family loves the game because you can have 2 to 6 players.
When the kids were young we played a lot!
It's a simple game,
with the objective being get to the other side
of the board by jumping
your marbles over your opponents marbles.
Being at home so much this last year,
we found ourselves eating in different rooms
just to break up the monotony of eating at the kitchen table.
I wanted to have a little table to set drinks-
I found a plant stand at the thrift shop
and thought it would make a good small table.
My version of and old T.V. tray!
I used this game board.
After I put it together, I decided to paint the legs blacks.....
so I took it apart spray painted the legs then put it back
I was happy how it turned out.
It's very sturdy.
I appreciate the visit!
xo Lisa S