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Berliner Checker Battle 2023

Join the game

Please fill in the register form by clicking below button.

 

Schedule

Participants list and schedule can be also found here.

17.11.2023 (Fr)

20:00-22:15 Uhr

Mitte

Friedrichschain-Kreuzberg

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18.11.2023 (Sa)

15:00 - 17:15 Uhr

Pankow

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

20:00 - 22:15 Uhr
Spandau

Steglitz-Zehlendorf

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19.11.2023 (So)

11:00 - 13:15 Uhr

Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Neukölln

15:00 - 17:15 Uhr

Treptow-Köpenick

Marzahn-Hellersdorf

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25.11.2023 (Sa)

15:00 - 17:15 Uhr

Lichtenberg

Reinickendorf

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26.11.2023 (So)

16:00 - 17:15 Uhr

FINAL BATTLE

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Location

Atelierhof Kreuzberg

Schleiermacherstraße 31-37

10961 Berlin, Germany

Entry

Free

(The whole project or idea is not funded by any parties, if you would like to support, you can donate at site or if you want to help keep track of time during the battle, please contact Friendly directly.)

How to play

First place all the marble glass balls (10 pieces) of one color on one corner (image I), and everyone takes turns moving in a clockwise direction, starting with the youngest player. Each time a player can move one marble glass ball towards the opposite base, the first one who have all the marble glass balls reached the opposite corner will become the winner. The winner of one district will play against the other winners from different districts at the final battle.

 

There are 2 ways to move the marble glass ball:

1. "Move / Crawl" A marble glass ball moves to one of the six adjacent holes (image II).

 

2. "Bridge / Jump": Your marble glass ball (A) and another marble glass ball (B) on the same straight line, it doesn't matter which party it belongs to, if there is no other marble glass ball blocking between you and then you can jump. E.g. if there are 3 holes between your marble glass ball (A) and the other (B) without any blocking (image III), you can jump to another 3 holes after the marble glass ball (B)(Image IV). The same distance can be made accordingly and jumps can be made continuously or backwards. Until there is nothing left to jump, you can choose to stop at any one of the places. Next player moves.

Because the chessboard is specially designed for 12 people to play together. Therefore, there are more movable possibilities than an ordinary chessboard (6 players), and the distance that can be jumped is also relatively further.

However, the target for this battle is 12 people, so it may be crowded. We try to limit one game to 2 hours and 15 minutes, so players are expected to make decisions and move their marble glass ball within 10 seconds.

*"Wise and resolute":
As a gentleman of the game, the game stipulates that if a player has picked up any of his own marble glass ball, he cannot change his mind or use another marble glass ball to move.

Original rules

(but not our rules)

In the original "Halma" game, the chess pieces that normally serve as bridges and the jumping chess pieces must be adjacent to each other, and there cannot be space or long distance jumping. After testing and discussion in general, we still believe that the changed rules (now also the Berliner Checker rules) are relatively exciting and interesting, so the competition decided not to use the game "Halma" rules.

Exhibition

Berliner Checker Battle 2023 is hosted under the exhibition

Get Go Games as its part of the exhibition activities. Besides the battle, if you have time, you are also welcome to check out other games and artwork from the exhibition.

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1st exhibition in Prage

2nd exhibition in Hong Kong

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How to jump

Explanation

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I

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II

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III

IV

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