MAGNETIC CHINESE CHECKERS: Did you think that Chinese Checkers was invented in China? Wrong! Chinese Checkers came from the game of Halma (Greek for “jump”), a game invented in America around 1884 by a Harvard Medical School thoracic surgeon named Dr. George Howard Monks. This set is equipped with a smart design! Inside the packaging you will find a foldable, magnetized playing board and playing pieces. TRAVEL READY: Perfect set to take on family vacation, business trips or the park! This set can fold to measure 9.75 x 5.875 x 1.56 inches but is only 9.75 x 9.75 x .79 inches when open, making it easy to fit in your backpack. GREAT GIFT: A unique option for any birthday, house warming or business related gift!