Checkers Online Game - Play Free

Checkers Online Game
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This checkers online game trains strategic thinking and analytical ability.

The HTML5 version is an HTML5 game. It does not require the Adobe Flash player.

To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large button under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.

Note: The instructions below are for the old Adobe Flash game.

Checkers Online Game Instructions

Wait for the game to load, then click the "ONE PLAYER" or "TWO PLAYER" button.

This online checkers game can be played with one or two players. Use your mouse to move the checkers as in a normal game and defeat your opponent by jumping over and capturing all his or her checkers.

If you like this game, you might also enjoy my Free Internet Checkers and Online Chinese Checkers pages.

HOW TO PLAY.  Select One Player mode to play against the computer. Select Two Player mode to play against a friend.

In One Player mode, select "Easy" for an easy computer opponent or "Normal" for regular difficulty. You are the red player and get first move.

RULES OF CHECKERS. Here are the rules of checkers in case you don't know how to play:

Checkers is played with two players who take turns moving the checker pieces across the board. Usually one opponent has red checkers, the other has black.

You can move a check one space only, except when jumping. You can only move your piece one space forward diagonally. You cannot move pieces backward.

Remove opponent's pieces by "jumping". You can jump if you are next to the opponent's piece and there is an open square on the other side where you will land.

Exception: You can move a piece backward when you achieve a "King". To king your pieces, reach the last row on the opposite side of the board. Kings can move forward or backward.

Important Rule: You must jump an opponent if you can do so.

Win the game by taking all your opponent's pieces. You can also win by blocking your opponent from moving.

Published: 01/22/2010
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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TIP: The HTML5 brain games do not need the Adobe Flash Player. They work in modern browsers automatically.

If an HTML5 version is available, "HTML5" is shown on the game page, under the picture of the game.

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