Did you think that Chinese Checkers was invented in China? Wrong! Chinese Checkers came from the game of Halma (Greek for ÒjumpÓ), a game invented in America around 1884 by a Harvard Medical School thoracic surgeon named Dr. George Howard Monks. This beautiful Chinese Checkers set is solid Walnut wood with a round board that measures approximately 12 inches in diameter. Comes with brightly colored glass marbles in six different colors. This board is quite substantial and heavy in weight since it is solid wood. It makes a beautiful addition to any coffee table or game room. This game makes a great gift!