Game Description

Checkers, also known as draughts in some parts of the world, is a strategy board game for two players.

The game board is an 8x8 grid, similar to a chess board, and each player starts with 12 pieces positioned on the dark squares of the board.

Here are some of the fundamental rules:

  1. Movement: The pieces move diagonally and can only move forward (toward the opponent's side of the board) until they are "kinged."
  2. Jumping and Capturing: If an opponent's piece is in one of the squares adjacent to a player's piece and the square beyond the opponent's piece is empty, the player's piece can "jump" over the opponent's piece, capturing it. It's removed from the board. If a player can make a capture, they must. If multiple capture options exist, the player can choose. Additionally, if after a jump, there's another jump available, the player must continue jumping until no more jumps are available.
  3. Kinged Pieces: If a piece reaches the opposite side of the board, it becomes a "king." Kinged pieces can move forward or backward. They are usually marked by stacking two pieces on top of each other.
  4. Winning the Game: The game is won by either capturing all of the opponent's pieces or trapping their pieces so they can't make a move.

The game's strategy comes from maneuvering pieces to create opportunities to capture while minimizing the risk of your own pieces being captured.

Variations of the game exist with different board sizes and rules. Play Checkers online against a friend or the computer.


Mouse: move the pieces;