Playing Internet Checkers For Free

Playing internet checkers is easy and fun. It is a game played by two players located on different sides of the playing board. One player plays the dark pieces while the other uses light checkers.

Internet checkers is played on an 8x8 grid board alternating in dark and light squares. Only 32 dark squares are playable with each corner of the board requiring different strategies. The checkers are usually flat and cylindrical wooden pieces. They are divided into "men" and "kings." The latter is unique as it consists of two regular checkers of similar color, stacked one on top of the other. They come with indentations to assist in stacking.

Each player begins with 12 checkers positioned on the first three rows closest to their side. The most adjacent row from each player is the "crownhead" or "king's row." The player with the dark pieces makes the first move.

The checkers are moved in two ways: by simply sliding them forward in a diagonal direction to the nearest vacant square and by leaping over the opponent's pieces. They can only do so if there is an unoccupied space on the other side for the piece to land on. A man is only allowed to jump forward in a diagonal direction while the king can also move backward in a diagonal direction. Once a piece has been captured, they are removed from the board.

In addition, jumping over several pieces is possible only when there is another checker that can be leapt over. It is mandatory and cannot be passed up to make another move. Likewise, you cannot reduce the number of jumps possible in a multiple-jump move.

Moreover, when faced with several options to jump, a player may choose which sequence to perform, not necessarily the sequence that will produce the most amount of captures. However, a player must make all the captures in that turn.

If a player's checker makes it to the king's row on the opponent's side of the board, that piece receives a crown and is promoted to king. If the piece jumps into the opponent's king's row, the move ends and the piece receives a crown.

The game ends when one of the players captures all of the opponent's checkers or when the opponent has no legal moves anymore.

Internet checkers gives you an alternative to the traditional manner of playing the game. You can play it for free by logging in to any site.

So what are you waiting for? Let the games begin.

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