Sometime in the early Victorian years, either at a college or maybe a pub, somewhere in England, a couple of friends were fiddling with a set of checkers (draughtsmen) on a chessboard. They messed around with playing draughts in whimsical ways, with alternate moves and jumps and playful uses of the squares on the board. They happened upon a variation that actually began to look like a game. Over the ensuing months they refined a set of rules and shared it with their fellow students / pubsters. And thus was born the game of Grasshopper.
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Grasshopper takes about 10 Minutes to play.