Checkers – Player’s Guide

Play the challenging and fun game of checkers! Master Checkers supports one or two player mode, where you can play against a friend or facing the artificial intelligence of the computer.

How to play the game

  • Checkers is played by two opponents on opposite sides of the game board.
  • One player has the dark pieces; the other has the light pieces (usually white or red).
  • Players alternate turns. A player cannot move an opponent’s pieces.
  • A move consists of moving a piece diagonally to an adjacent unoccupied square.
  • If the adjacent square contains an opponent’s piece, and the square immediately beyond it is vacant, the piece may be captured (and removed from the game) by jumping over it.
  • Only the dark squares of the checkerboard are used.
  • A piece can only move diagonally into an unoccupied square.
  • When capturing an opponent’s piece is possible, capturing is mandatory in most official rules.
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