A player typically wins a Chinese checkers game by being the first to move all his pieces from his base corner to the opposite corner on the hexagram game board. The winning strategy requires a player to think ahead and anticipate the moves of his opponents.

By guessing the future moves of the opponent, the player can determine which spaces to occupy to hinder the opponent's movement. The player also needs to make a path where his pieces can travel to the opposite corner within the shortest number of moves possible. Practicing online with computer opponents, preventing any pieces from straggling too far from the board's center, and starting the game with a good layout of the pieces also increase the chance of winning a Chinese checkers game.