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More Recommended Games
If you like checkers, we would like to suggest two more games you may enjoy:
1. Sudoku - your goal is to fill a grid with numbers from one to nine, you can play sudoku here.
2. The second game called "Reversi" - it's another board game (also called "Othello"), you can play reversi here.
Introduction to Online Checkers
Checkers which is also known as "Straight checkers", "American checkers" or "Draught" is a form of a board game played on an 8x8 squared board with total of sixty four squares.
Checkers is one of the most traditional games in human civilization. It has a history of more than 3 millenniums.
Since then, people around the world have been playing checkers. Checkers possess lot of qualities which make it different and more entertaining than Chess and Bridge.
Checkers can be easily learnt. It takes less than 15 minutes to master the game, especially with so many versions of the checkers game you can find online. It is a very fast moving game which gives hours of exciting entertainment to the players and luck plays a major role in this game. This gives it the feel of other games such as Snake and Ladder etc.
Checkers board game is an excellent as well as a simple way for entertainment. It doesn't cost much if you are going to buy a new set of checkers board.
Numbers of traditional games are evolved the way in which they have been played. Not most of them provide the fun checkers board game provides. It is a great way to spend time with your family or friends.
The pieces were traditionally made up of wood but today you can find ones which are made of plastic and other materials. Typically the pieces are flat and cylindrical which comes in both red and white colors. The pieces are classified as "men" and "kings".
Typically there are two ways to move a piece: A simple move and a jump. Simple move involves moving a piece diagonally forward or backwards if the piece is the king. A jump is a direct move made to the empty square of the opponent.
If a piece moves into the kings' row on the opposing player's side, that piece is said to be "crowned". Becoming a "king" gives the piece the ability to move both backwards and forwards.