What are the rules to play checkers?

Players take turns moving one checker per turn. A piece can move one space sideways, forward, or diagonally towards the opposing home space. It CANNOT move backwards towards it own home space. (Kings can, as you’ll see.)

How do you win checkers step by step?

Tips to win Checkers

  1. Take Control of the Center.
  2. Play offensive.
  3. Play according to the strength of your position.
  4. Never move a piece without a notive.
  5. Stick together when you advance.
  6. Crown your pieces to kings.
  7. Sacrifice a checker if needed.
  8. Trade pieces when you are ahead.

Can you jump your own checker?

In international checkers, you can never jump over your own pieces. Checkers and Kings jump differently, as described below. Jumping with a Checker A regular checker can capture an opponent’s checker or King by jumping over it.

How many checker pieces on a board?

Checkers is played by two persons who oppose each other across a board of 64 light and dark squares, the same as a chessboard. The 24 playing pieces are disk-shaped and of contrasting colours (whatever their colours, they are identified as black and white).

Is checkers easier than chess?

Is chess or checkers harder? Chess is harder than checkers because there are far fewer moves and board combinations in checkers. Checkers has been solved by a computer, meaning that a perfect game can exist which forces one player to win.

What is the point of checkers?

Checkers today is a two-person game. The object is to move one’s pieces (round red and black disks often made of plastic or wood) across the checkered board. The goal is to jump the opponent’s pieces, and remove them from the board, in an effort to win back one’s players and remove every opposing piece from the board.

Can you eat backwards in checkers?

No flying kings; men cannot capture backwards Any sequence may be chosen, as long as all possible captures are made. Also called “straight checkers” in the United States, or “English draughts” in the United Kingdom. Men cannot jump kings. A sequence must capture the maximum possible number of pieces.

How do you become a queen in checkers?

Crowned pieces are called Queens. The following are the additional rules: Un-crowned pieces can only move diagonally forwards but can capture diagonally forwards AND backwards. A Queen moves by diagonally traversing any number of unoccupied squares.