Checkers Board Game

Play Checkers Board Game Online Checkers is a strategy board game for two players. you can play single mode (Player vs Com) or play multiplayer with your friend. Think of a strategic plan to beat your opponent and move your pieces over the board to lure them into your tactics. You can defeat the computer or play against a friend on the same machine.

How to Play Checkers Board Game

Each player starts with 12 men on the dark squares of the three rows closest to that player’s side (see diagram). The row closest to each player is called the kings row or crownhead. The player with the darker-coloured pieces moves first. Then turns alternate.

There are two different ways to move in English draughts:

  • Always diagonally double up your checkers so they cannot be jumped.
  • Get your checkers kinged as soon as possible, as this will allow them to move freely around the board.

Jumping is always mandatory: if a player has the option to jump, they must take it, even if doing so results in disadvantage for the jumping player. For example, a mandated single jump might set up the player such that the opponent has a multi-jump in reply.

Multiple jumps are possible, if after one jump, another piece is immediately eligible to be jumped by the moved piece even if that jump is in a different diagonal direction. If more than one multi-jump is available, the player can choose which piece to jump with, and which sequence of jumps to make. The sequence chosen is not required to be the one that maximizes the number of jumps in the turn; however, a player must make all available jumps in the sequence chosen.

If a man moves into the kings row on the opponent’s side of the board, it is crowned as a king and gains the ability to move both forward and backward. If a man moves into the kings row or if it jumps into the kings row, the current move terminates; the piece is crowned as a king but cannot jump back out as in a multi-jump until the next move.

A player wins by capturing all of the opponent’s pieces or by leaving the opponent with no legal move. The game is a draw if neither side can force a win, or by agreement (one side offering a draw, the other accepting).