Checkers Around the World Invented Checkers Variants
Checkers Game (1980)
This tournament stadium checkers game from
1980 is the later variant checker game. Stadium checkers differed from the
Checkers game where the stadium was made
larger with more rings and there were more
marbles to incorporate into the game play.
The goal was to score the most points between
the opponents and this was achieved by a player
moving his/her marble to his/her own goal and
by capturing opponent’s marbles.
Some of the rings in the stadium checkers had
semi-circles. When two appropriate rings were
lined up, a marble could be dropped into the
formed pit and captured. A player could also
capture by dropping an opponent’s marble
into the wrong goal. The stadium checkers game
was complete when a player's marbles were all
out of play.
Each opponent scored fifty points for a goal
marble and thirty points for a captured marble.
High score won the checkers game. Tournament
Stadium Checkers could be made more challenging
by rotating the center goal indicator to a
different orientation, and thus, making it
harder to move a player's marble into the correct
goal. Tournament Stadium Checkers was definitely
a more challenging game than the original version
as it had more options in the play of the game.