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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.
This board game is usually played by two players. The players are given twelve pieces on each side. These pieces may either black, red or white. The squares of checkers board alternates between black and red.

Checkers is one of the most traditional games in human civilization. It has a history of more than 3 millenniums.
The earliest form of checkers board game was believed to have originated in ancient Egypt. Homer and Plato has mentioned about this game during 1600 BC. It is believed that the French had later modified this game to be played on chess board during the middle ages.
They have made the game more easily accessible to the people. This is regarded as the beginning of the modern checkers board game.

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.
Most of the people consider Chess and Bridge as boring as well as slow moving. Those games also demands high amount of concentration on players' part. The people who don't like that stressful part often prefer Checkers.

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.
It requires two players and also if these players are new to the game too doesn't matter much. It takes only a few minutes to master the basics of the game. Rules are very simple and easy to understand.

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.
Missing the checkers pieces is the most irritating thing ever happening to an enthusiastic player. Losing one or more pieces in not a big problem since the checkers set comes with extra pieces.
Missing or misplacing the pieces may erode the interest involved in playing checkers. Always keeps an extra set of pieces with you to avoid the trouble.

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.
Please note that many versions of online checkers prohibit jumping backwards.

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.
The ending of the checkers board game is fascinating as well. A player is said to be won by capturing all the pieces of the opponent or leaving him or her with no legal moves. If none of the players could win the game, the game is considered as draw.
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