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About Checkers / How To Play Checkers
Checkers is a very simple and fun classic 2 player game. Checkers is known as 'Draughts' in England. It it believed that the modern version of Checkers was developed around the start of the 12th century when a Frenchman came up with the idea of playing checkers on a chess board. At that time, the game was called Fierges or Ferses. ... For many people, Checkers is the first game they learn how to play. Checkers-Free.com plays according to American Checkers / English Draughts rules.
If you were born prior to the smartphone revolution, you’ve probably spent some time playing this classic 2 player game! Checkers-Free.com is a 100% free game that will let you play the epic board game anywhere you want, giving you that competitive quick fix you are looking for, or play to relax while with yor family and friends. Checkers is also a great game to share with children due to the simple rules, quick game play, and short game duration.
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What is used for play:
Checkers board: Checkers is played on a 64 square board (8x8 grid), the same as a chess game. However, only the 32 dark colored squares are used in checkers. Each player starts with 12 discs (checkers), of the same color, (crown design face down, if applicable) and places the checkers pieces on the dark squares closest to him or her. Each of the 2 players should have the closest 3 rows of dark squares filled with his or her checkers at the beginning of play.
Object of the game is to capture all of your opponent’s checkers or position your pieces so that your opponent has no available moves. Each player takes his or her turn to move a Draught or checker piece diagonally to an open space or is required to take a move if it involves capturing the opponent's checker by jumping over opponent piece.
Genres: Board game, Abstract strategy game, Mind sport
Skill(s) developed from play: Strategy, tactics, logical thinking
Players: 1 - against computer AI, or 2-player
Suitable for: Ages 5+
How to Play Checkers / Checkers Rules:
General: Checkers is a 2 player game, whether it is played as a) checkers against computer, or b) 2 players, each taking turns. Players decide who goes first however they so choose. This could be through the flip of a checker or other means.
Checkers pieces are only moved diagonally to other dark squares, moving one space forward toward opponent. Checkers may not be moved backwards towards oneself until a checker piece becomes a King (see below). If a jump of an opponent's checker is available, ther player is required to take the jump and seize the opponent's checker piece(s).
You may only jump an opponent's checkers piece if the landing square from the jump is empty. A player's standard checker piece may only jump forward over an opponent's checker piece. Once an opponent's checker piece is jumped, it is considered captured and removed from the board.
During the same player's turn and using the same checker piece, if after the first jump, another jump is available to capture a second checker piece of the opponent, that jump must also be taken (as well as if there is a third or more jumps available). Basically, if a jump is available, it must be taken by the player.
If at the beginning of a player's turn, he or she has multiple checkers pieces that may make a jump, the player may choose which checker piece to use that turn. A player is not required to choose the checkers piece that has the most jumps available to it on that turn.
King / Crowning:
When your checker piece reaches your opponent's last row, it is crowned and becomes a King (and ends the player's turn). Crowning is often conveyed either by stacking one of your captured checkers on top of the checkers piece or if available, flipping over your checkers piece so that the crown design is face up.
The primary benefit of crowning is that the king can move and jump both forward and backward. The king piece must follow the same jumping rules as described above.
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