It’s easy to learn and fast to play – kids will jump at the chance to play Skippity. Use straight-line leaps to capture and stack the skippers you hop over. Any skipper can be your jumping piece; they’re all fair game! Capture the colors you need while blocking your opponents from capturing the colors they need. When you have one of each color, it’s a set. The player with the most complete sets wins.
To play Skippity, randomly lay out one hundred tokens on the game board, then remove the tokens from the four central squares. On a turn, a player takes any token and “skips” at least one other token the way they would in checkers. Any token can jump any other token, as long as they jump in a straight line. You can do double, triple, even quadruple jumps. Any token you jump over, you capture (just like in checkers).
The game ends when no more jumps can be made. Players then compare their sets of tokens, with each set of five differently-colored tokens counting as a set. The player with the most sets wins, with the tiebreaker being the number of tokens captured which are not in sets but left over.