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100% Free Checkers

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    Oct. 04, 2011
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    #17 in Board Games

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.

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4 stars

"Excellent checkers game."

March 11, 2013  |  By Sherry K.

 |  Version: 100% Free Checkers 7.42


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


No cons that I could find.


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.

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1 stars

"Turned me off at install"

November 18, 2011  |  By npkgardens

 |  Version: 100% Free Checkers 7.42


I didn't install it


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.


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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.42
Version 7.42 adds support for Windows 7 64-bit and updates a few characters.
Publisher DreamQuest
Publisher web site
Release Date August 13, 2012
Date Added October 04, 2011
Version 7.42
Category Games
Subcategory Board Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Pentium, 128MB memory, 20MB disk, 98, XP, 32 or 64-bit Vista and Windows 7
Download Information
File Size 143.84KB
File Name Install-Checkers-Free.exe
Total Downloads 13,885
Downloads Last Week 29
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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