DE LUXE ANTIQUE HALMA BOARD GAME CIRCA 1880
The game was invented in the 1880s by an American plastic surgeon at Harvard Medical School, George Howard Monks. An English game called Hoppity was the inspiration.
It is complete with thirteen green and red pieces and nineteen black and white. The pieces are made of wood with baize to the underside. Five of the pieces are missing their baize, but it does not make any difference to play, or the balance on the board. There is a slight 'nibble' out of the collar of one of the black pieces. After 130 years, it's in extremely good shape.
The board is made of stiff card, covered in tooled buckram, with the word, 'Halma' in gilt. It measures 18.5 x 37 cms closed and 37 x 37 cms open. The playing surface is covered in red and black leather and tan buckram squares, delineated with gilt strips and bordered with black, tooled leather with gilded foliate design.
A set of rules is provided is provided