Checkers is a game for 2 players. The players sit on opposite sides of the checkerboard, and position their 12 pieces on the 12 closest dark squares. One player has 12 pieces of one color, the other player has pieces of another color.

The player with the darker pieces moves first. Play then alternates between the 2 players. A piece can move diagonally one square toward the opposite side of the board only. If the opponent’s piece is blocking, and the diagonal square beyond is free, a piece is allowed to jump over the opponent’s piece to the 2nd diagonal square and remove the opponent’s piece from the board. From the landing square of the jump, if an additional jump is possible, the player may continue with a 2nd jump.

If a player is able to jump and capture an opponent’s piece, the rules require that the jump be made. However, in Settings in this app, this rule can be turned off.

When a player’s piece arrives on the furthest forward row of squares (the opponent’s side of the board), the piece gets crowned and can then move or jump in any direction diagonally.

The game ends when one player has lost all his pieces or is unable to move.

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

Support for new devices.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

IanzHughes ,


I recommend this Application/Game to anyone that loves strategy. In this well designed game, you get to choose what you want your opponent to be. You have various options, you can either play with a friend, play against a computer, and even set your difficulty against your Computer Operated Opponent. You also get to pick the theme that to want to play with. Yet again you can choose a variety of different themes, there's sci-fi themes, original checker themes, candy themes, and even more! You have a range of rules and settings you can change depending on your understanding, and so that is why I recommend this application for you.

Winky2011a ,

Best yet

I have tried most of the available checkers apps and this one is the best. Others apps have annoying features such as oscillating pieces which cannot be turned off and some give up when you are winning rather than battling it out to the finish. Some other apps are too slow to make a move or ask you each time if you want to move twice, etc.
This app also adapts to the screen orientation unlike most other checkers apps.
I would be happy to pay to get rid of the ads.

BruceMcL ,

Good game for free

I like playing against the iPad. It's good that you can go first or you can have the computer move first. Also being able to turn forced jumping on and off is good. I have a minor complaint about the graphics. When I play the dark pieces, the shadows are at the top of the screen instead of the bottom. One other suggestion: I wish the computer was a bit smarter, or perhaps had levels of intelligence.

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