to Checkers.WS - Here you will find a complete variety of board games
to play against the PC or with other people ONLINE!
Feel free to surf in any game you want to play. You will find a little
description of each game, how to play it and the game difficulty level....
and multiplayer game.
The classic Chinese star checker is here! Play against the CPU
or find 5 friends to play! Instructions given in the link.
and board games free online against the computer, or select the
option to play against an oponent in the available two players games.
The complexity level or artificial intelligence is also optional
in some game versions, only when you play against the computer :-)
You will notice that some game versions are easy to win, while others
will make you think a lot and challenge you to play with real strategy.
Each game was designed with a different game engine - some will
go deeper into analyzing various moves in advance.
Play online and find the game level that you enjoy and challenge
The online checkers and other board game rules and instructions
included in this site are not "official rules"; they are
intended to be use as a guide for basic playing.
is not clear the origin of the Checkers board game. There are paintings
of the 13th century that depicts a checkered board. Some historians
believed that checkers may have been invented around 1000 AD.; The
location of the Checkers game origin is probably the south of France
and Spain - Hey, a Mediterranean game. There are traces of checkered
games in the middle east, but, were they Checkers?
The game of
Checkers or Draughts is played on a board of sixty-four squares
of alternate colors, usually referred as black and white although
not necessarily of those colors. Twenty-four pieces (fat round counters),
called men (twelve on each side) also of opposite colors are located
on the game board. The game is played by two persons; the one having
the twelve black or red pieces is technically said to be
playing the tint side, and the other having the twelve white
"men", to be playing the second side.
The object of the game is to capture all of the opponent's men,
or block them so they cannot be moved, the person whose side is
brought to this state loses the game.
- The checkered board is placed between the two players in a position
where the bottom corner square on the left hand shall be black.
- The players will toss a coin at the beginning of the match, and
the winner will have the choice of taking the black or white pieces.
- Then each player places his twelve men on the black squares of
the first three rows of his respective opposite ends of the board.
- The player with the black men must move first.
take turns to move a piece of their own color. The checkers are
moved diagonally forward, left or right, one square at each turn.
- An opponent's piece is capture or taken when the player is able
to diagonally jump forward one of his "men" over an opponent's
piece and land on an empty square behind. The player may continue
jumping and capturing pieces with the same "man" during
the same move if possible.
- When a piece reaches the last row on the opposite side of the
Checkered Board, it is crowned and becomes a "King". A
"King" is a piece "crowned" with another piece
of the same color on top. The free online checkers games identify
the king with a crown or an image of different color in the center.
- A "King" moves diagonally forward and backward, and
also has the power of capturing pieces in both directions.
- A Draw
occurs when neither of the players can force a win.