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The Checkered Past

The checkered past about two players checkers. The game of checkers is not a modern game; in the checkered past, it has ancient roots in the past. Though numerous varying opinions about the history of checkers past exist, a general consensus is that the leap capture component of this simple game existed in a primitive game several thousand years ago.

The earliest form of checkers past, some say was a game uncovered in an archaeological dig at Ur in the country we now call Iraq. It is suggested through carbon dating that this game was played ca. 3000 B.C.E. However, in the past this ancient game was not quite the same as checkers, as we know it, in that the board was somewhat different, the players did not use the same number of ‘checkers’ or playing pieces and the exact rules are not known.

However, in a similar time period, another primitive game of antiquity was unearthed. Stones, shells or large beads became the checkers’ pieces used by African peoples in their ‘checkerboard’ of sand with lines drawn into it and the ‘checker’ was captured by leaping over it. The difference in this early game, though, was that the game piece could be moved in any direction and the play did not include promotion.

Checkers Past

The earliest game of Checkers past (United States and Canada) or Draughts (Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand) was created somewhere between 2000 and 1500 B.C.E. when the nature of promotion was incorporated into the play in Africa. Suddenly, the rules changed so that moving and taking backwards could only be accomplished when a checker had penetrated into the opponent’s king rank. This new game of Checkers or Draughts was played on a latticed board with 25 points and the two opponents each started with twelve checkers or playing pieces. So began the play of checkers in the checkered past.

inscribed into the roofing slabs of Luxor

This board was inscribed into the roofing slabs of the Temple of Luxor, which was originally built on the western Nile ca 1500 B.C.E. Checkers was apparently a popular game played by the Egyptian pharaohs and other members of ancient past society.

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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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