Also known as Draughts (Drafts). It is believed that a version of checkers has been played for many thousands of years. A game similar to checkers was found in an archaeological site at Ur in Iraq and has been carbon dated to 3000 B.C. The modern versions of Draughts are thought to have developed from the ancient Egyptian game Alquerque which means to draw or to move. The TrapApps version is a basic simple version of the game.Show More
The object of the game is to capture all of the opponents pieces while keeping as many of your own pieces as possible.
Each player has 12 pieces, of a specific color, which are lined up 4 each in the first three rows, on alternating squares, on each side of the board, directly in front of each player. Currently, the board is 8x8 squares of 2 alternating colors (commonly known as the checkerboard design). All pieces for both teams are set up on the same color of squares and the pieces can only move forward diagonally, until they are kings then they may be moved backwards and forwards, but still only diagonally.
Scoring includes wins, loses, and draws.
To win a player can either capture all of their opponents pieces or block them so they cannot move.
Kings - once a piece has successfully traveled from its home position across the board to the opponents back line it becomes a king and can move in either direction.
Modified on 12/03/16 from Wikipedia