This checkers online game is fun and free to play. Checkers trains strategic thinking and analytical ability.
To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link or PLAY GAME button under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
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.
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.
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