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Checkers for Kids Online Board Game vs Computer

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This is a simple, classic checkers game. Play against the computer where each player attempts to capture your opponent’s pieces. Block your opponent’s moves and force them into mistakes to win the game.

  • Click on a checker to highlight it.
  • Click one a square to move your pieces.
  • Capture all your opponent’s checkers or trap your opponent so they can no longer move.





Play Checkers Game Free Online Against the Computer

Children and adults can play this simple, classic checkers game by clicking in the window below. This checkers game is exclusively against the computer AI player. If you would like to play a 2-player game of checkers check out Master Checkers.

Alternatively kids and adults can play this classic checkers game for free as a web application here.

Single Player Draughts Board Game Play Instructions

How to Play

A single checker can only move and jump forward. A kinged checker, which is a single checker that has reached the opponent’s end of the board, can move both forwards and back.

  • Game Controls
    • Click on a red checker to highlight it.
    • Click on a square to move the checker. Checkers can only move diagonally, one space at a time.
    • To restart the game, click the rest button.
  • Checkers Strategy & Rules
    • Each player starts with 12 checkers on an 8 by 8 playing board.
    • To capture an opponent’s checker, jump over a diagonally adjacent opponent’s checker. There must be a free space on the other side of your opponent’s checker for your to jump into.
    • You can jump more than one of your opponents checker so long as you have clear spaces to jump into.
    • To win, capture all the opponent’s checkers.
    • A player loses if they have no pieces remaining or are otherwise unable to make a move.
    • Try and get your checker to the opponent’s first row as quickly as possible. Your checker will transform into a King. A King can move both forwards and backwards.
    • Try to control the center of the board. This positioning gives you more options than the edges.
    • Checkers is an attacking game. It can’t be won by playing defense because your opponent can force you to move.
    • Be willing to sacrifice. If you need to open up a path, then a sacrifice may be the only way forward.
    • Leave your bottom row at the edge of the board until needed. This will prevent your opponent getting a King.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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