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Checkers Games History
Old And New

For countless generations, Checkers games history has been about the popular family and tournament inspired checkers games around the world. Checkers history has seen an increasing number of game variants that have been created over the years. Though a simple game of strategy at the heart of the game play, the original version of Checkers has been the life force behind the creative minds of checkers game enthusiasts and checkers game manufacturers in North America since the 1940’s. In the beginning, checkers history shown that a variety of different checkers games can be found in toy stores, at flea markets and for sale on the Internet. Older games may now be obsolete except at a rummage sale since they are no longer manufactured but they are still of interest in that they represent a recent history of Checkers and indicate clearly how the base rules of the game have always been the foundation of each unique invention. Many of the game sets were obviously developed with children in mind so that they could gain greater enjoyment at their own competitive and tactical level. Checkers game history tells there have also been some more mature versions created for the social adult mind and some of these have included rules that were meant more for a different kind of ‘recreational’ fun, hence such names as Beer Checkers, Naughty Checkers and Strip Checkers. In our society there always seems to be an item for every taste. However, the real interest here is the development and the variations in the classic game of Checkers from the 1940’s until the 21st century. The following list and descriptions are likely not complete as other versions may indeed exist, but they give a solid frame of reference for the variety of Checkers games that have been available thru history. More detailed checkers game history is now available. History for checkers brings smiles and enjoyment for over 75 years.









International Checkers
Brazilian Checkers
or Draughts
English Draughts
(Great Britain)
Danish Draughts
(Checkers)
Frisian Checkers Canadian Checkers Russian Checkers
Italian Checkers Polish Checkers Spanish Pool Checkers
French Checkers German Checkers African Checkers
Turkish Checkers Lasca Checkers Alquerque Checkers
Thai Checkers Czech Checkers Sri-Lanka Checkers
Tiers Checkers Spanish Checkers Checkers Federations

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Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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