100% Free Checkers

100% Free Checkers


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 2 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
7.42
File Size:
143.84KB
Date Added:
October 04, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
11,204
Downloads Last Week:
40
Product ranking:
#17 in Board Games
Additional Requirements:
Pentium, 128MB memory, 20MB disk, 98, XP, 32 or 64-bit Vista and Windows 7

Editors' review

Checkers is a game that's easy enough for even young children to play, but that doesn't mean it can't be a challenge when you're faced with a skillful opponent. 100% Free Checkers Board Game Windows offers a variety of skill levels and options, but we couldn't help but be a bit put off by the game's constant pressure to upgrade to Championship Checkers Pro.

When we launched 100% Free Checkers we had to wait a while for the program to get past the opening logo and actually launch the game. We then entered our name and selected an opponent: this free version of the game provides one option at the beginning level, three at the intermediate level, and none at the expert level. Each opponent is represented by an avatar and has a description of her or his game skill, memory, predictability, and aggressiveness. We started out at the intermediate level, and the game proceeded as checkers typically does, although we were surprised that 100% Free Checkers forces players to jump their opponents when they have the opportunity; that's a rule we've never encountered before.

The game comes with plenty of features and options, including a tutorial, practice rounds, and American, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian, and Suicide versions. Many of the game's more advanced features that really allow you to fine-tune your experience are only available in the paid version of the game, which is evident when you go into the settings menu and encounter numerous grayed-out options. But 100% Free Checkers does offer all the basics and then some, with attractive graphics and gameplay that is appropriately challenging.

100% Free Checkers Board Game Windows installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-2 of 2

  • 4 stars

    "Excellent checkers game."

    March 11, 2013   |   By Sherry K.

    Version: 100% Free Checkers 7.42

    Pros

    This game is has good graphics. The checkers are designed after the original checker pieces "from the beginning of time". Nicely done!

    Cons

    No cons that I could find.

    Summary

    This game is a must for anyone who wants to play checkers and not have to tote the game in the box around to do so. I would suggest it for everyone.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "Turned me off at install"

    November 18, 2011   |   By npkgardens

    Version: 100% Free Checkers 7.42

    Pros

    I didn't install it

    Cons

    Even using "Direct Download" to skip Cnet's new adware program, the program installer connects to a server and downloads the actual install files, preventing scanning before installation. Also, the installer app pushes its foistware (three extra installs) a bit too aggressively IMO.

    Summary

    I'm tired of "free" downloads that push the envelope this far. I can handle opting out of foistware and toolbars, but this download felt invasive to me.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • Results 1-2 of 2

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for 100% Free Checkers
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for 100% Free Checkers

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK