This instructable will show you how to make a wooden Chinese checkers board that can be used with marbles to play the game.  I have a wooden board and marble set and when my brother-in-law and his wife saw it they wanted one but couldn't find one to buy. So I made it.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Automatic center punch
Plunge Router
Round nose router bit (I used 12.7mm)
Round over router bit
Pillar Drill

300x300x18mm piece of wood
60 x 14mm marbles 10 of 6 colours
Board template (attached as pdf)
Varnish, Oil or stain to finish the wood
why can't I print the templet? I so want to make this.
Sorry not sure I just tested it and its working. It does print onto A3 paper could that be a problem for you?
Hi pudtiny<br>I just wanted to let you know that I used your Instructable for this Chinese Checkers board tutorial as a reference in my &quot;Edible Chinese Checkers&quot; Instructable. I hope this will bring even more views to your Instructabe, and thanks so much for the inspiration!<br>
My fiance's grandfather made some wooden game boards&nbsp; for a game they called simply &quot;Marbles&quot; because marbles were used as game pieces. It was played kinda like &quot;Trouble&quot; made by Milton Bradley. I like the idea of using the router bit for the indentations a drill bit works but looks nowhere near as nice...<br />
i played this with my great grandparents. they said it was called &quot;aggravation&quot;.<br /> the bottom side had chinese checkers
I have found plans on the web referring to that board as aggravation &nbsp;which I believe is alternative name for trouble which later got turned into the plastic version called frustration.
Just a comment regarding the name of the game. &quot;Chinese checkers&quot;? Here in Germany we call it&nbsp; &quot;Halma&quot;. Oh, this site is so enlightening! :-D<br />
Chinese Checkers is a variation of Halma. I have always know Halma &nbsp;as a four player game on a square board.
Good idea using the router bit in the drill!&nbsp;That inspires me to work more on my own game board.<br />

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