With Checker-wise you can play international 10x10 checkers. Its most unique feature is an interface to the database of the games of the Dutch national checkers competition.
A lot of attention has been paid to the graphics, with the aim to make it look beautiful, without any distracting bling-bling. All moves are animated. You can choose from 2 different sets of pieces.
Checker-wise has VoiceOver integration, making it the only mobile checkers application which is fully accessible to blind users.
Games can be either for 1 or 2 players, and either with or without a clock. Of course, all the standard features like swapping sides or rotating the board are available. The engine contains a strong opening book.
Checker-wise contains a separate screen for analyzing positions. You can try out side variations and return to the main line with a simple double tap on the corresponding move in the move list. You can ask the engine for an evaluation.
You can setup a position using an intuitive interface.
Look through the game you just played, and email the game notation, or copy it to the clipboard.
Checker-wise contains an interface to all of the games of the Dutch national checker competition. You can not only play through the games of the masters, but also analyse their games with the onboard engine, or take over the play from any position. And new games are added every week!
Finally, there is a large collection of exercises which keeps track of which ones you've solved.
Each of these features alone is worth the price of Checker-wise! And regular updates expand the possibilities of Checker-wise even more.
Checker-wise is based on the Tjes engine (developed by me in 1996).
- auto-reply captures in Multi games
- online indicator in Multi
- endgame database is used during play
Ratings and Reviews
While I like checkers, I have to admit that it's not my favorite board game. But when you come across an app this good, it's hard to resist. This is quite clearly a labor of love, a far cry from the plethora of crappy done-quickly-to-make-a-buck checkers apps that pollute the app store. First off, it's international checkers, which is played on a 10x10 board, allows reverse captures, and where kings can move any number of squares. This game is so superior to American checkers that if you play it once, you will never want to play American checkers again. In addition to this, the app comes with a ton of exercises for practice, as well as a bunch of video tutorials! Try finding that even on a top-notch chess app! If you have any interest in checkers at all, buy this app! The author has done a fantastic job, and has set the bar so high I can't imagine it being surpassed any time soon.
Very well done game and very accessible
Marcel is the first developer to make both checkers and chess accessible to blind players of either game on the iOS platform. JUst like CHess-Wise, CHeckers-Wise and similar games developed by Marcel live up to all he states. In addition, all of the board games are accessible to a blind person. Marcel took his apps that were essentially inaccessible and within a few weeks made them fully accessible. Developers can see that an independent developer such as Marcel invested time in making his app accessible to another segment of the market that tends to be overlooked. It has benefitted him in many ways and most important proves that accessibility does not have to cost a lot or take anything away from an app. So, great job Marcel for an excellent and accessible app.
I like the idea of this app, but it needs some work. When you move a piece there is a noticeable lag in the display, even on an iPad 3. This app is supposed to provide videos, to help learn how to play this game. None of the videos are available. When you tap on the name of a video, the page loads with a do not enter sign on it.
It's only a buck, but given what seems to be a quality app, these factors are surprising.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.