Definition of halma in English:
A game played by two or four people using a board of 256 squares, with pieces advancing from one corner to the opposite corner by being moved over other pieces into vacant squares.
- Suppose we just had the rules for halma, but not the board and pieces and had to reconstruct the game.
- Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in (1892) and it's an descendant from the game of Halma (1883).
late 19th century: from Greek, literally 'leap'.