- Variety of different Checkers/Draughts games from all over the world
- Play against computer
- Play against others on same device
(1) Free Package
- American Checkers
- Philippines Draughts
- Pool Checkers
(2) Game Pak 1:
- International Draughts
- Italian Checkers
- Frisian Checkers
- Russian Draughts 8x8
- Russian Draughts 10x8
(3) Game Pak 2:
- Brazilian Draughts
- Spanish Checkers
- Malaysian Checkers 8x8
- Malaysian Checkers 10x10
(4) Game Pak 4: (iPad only)
- Canadian Draughts 12x12
- Malaysian Checkers 12x12
Checkers or Draughts, as it is known in Great Britain, has ancient roots. It is thought that the earliest form of checkers was a game discovered in an archeological dig at Ur in Iraq. Carbon dating makes it appear that this game was played around 3000 B.C. However, the game used a slightly different board, a different number of pieces and no one is quite certain of the exact rules.
In Ancient Egypt a game called Alquerque, which had a 5X5 board was a common and much played game. Historians have traced it as far back as 1400 B.C. It was a game of such popularity that it was played all over the western world for thousands of years.
Around 1100 a Frenchman got the idea of playing the game on a chess board. This meant expanding the number of pieces to 12 on a side. It was then called "Fierges" or "Ferses". It was soon found that making jumps mandatory made the game more challenging. The French called this version "Jeu Force". The older version was considered more of a social game for women and was called "Le Jeu Plaisant De Dames".
Now the rules for checkers were set and the game was exported to England and America. In Great Britain the game was called "Draughts". Books were written on the game in Spain as early as the mid 1500's and in England a mathematician name William Payne wrote his own treatise on Draughts in 1756.
Over the years, many countries developed their own version of checkers/draughts and adjusted the rules, board size and color of pieces. They all share the same principal of rules, but added new rules or modified existing ones.
In Checkers and Draughts you find a variety of different checkers/draught games from all over the world. You can play the games either against the computer, other playes on the same device or you can connect to other devices (iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad) through the bluetooth connection and play against players on other devices.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
updated for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
Pretty good games, a few bugs, like hard setting Philipene draughts doesn't work but lots of fun
Game says that I can purchase extra game pacs to remove adds. Package number 3 offers Canadian checkers, on a 12 x 12 square board, which I have been trying unsuccessfully to buy. The App Store does not list anything on a 12 x 12 board. In fact, I can't buy anything from this site and the email address for the developer is bogus.
Overall fun game, seems rigged at times and cheats for the computer (forces your king to take a double jump but when you set their king up for a double jump and capture it only jumps one time to evade capture)
Good suite of games except
I enjoy playing draughts, however I've noticed that the malaysian checkers 12x12 crashes when you try to view the rules and and the protocol isn't followed as described. Ex. Men cannot eat backwards. And the computer doesn't eat even when it has to. I tried this on an iPad 1. Since this app doesn't work as described, please fix it and send out an update. This pack was for iPad only and doesn't even work correctly. Hope to see one soon, great app otherwise. Would get 5 stars when corrected.
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- Uwe Meier
- 31.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Uwe Meier
- In-App Purchases
- Game Pak 1 $0.99
- Game Pak 2 $0.99
- Game Pak 3 (iPad Only) $0.99
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