What a stunning set! This solid oak oak board is absolutely spectacular, high quality craftsmanship. This is a set to pass down through many generations. It is my gift to my nephew this Christmas, and I cannot wait to play this with him and my sister. I remember what fun we used to have as kids playing this game in the early 70's. This set is much finer than the cardboard we used to have. This will last many lifetimes.
I played on my new 14 inch game with my parents who are in their mid 90’s. They had no trouble seeing and handling the marbles. Nice finish on flat solid hardwood. Playing brought back memories of when I played this game with my dad when I was a child. He told me he also played this game with his mother (immigrated from Switzerland) when he was a child. (I’ve since learned the game originated in Germany called “Stern-Halma”.) I also played this with my children and grandchildren. I plan to purchase more games from Cauff as gifts of this timeless and fun game.