Checkers

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    488,419
  • Date Added:
    January 03, 2001
  • File Size:
    920KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    216
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 145 votes

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    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 35
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    out of 145 votes

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    • 4 star 9
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    • 1 star 35
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4 stars

"EXCELLENT GAME. WORKS FINE ON WINDOWS 7"

March 29, 2013  |  By KimmelBB

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

* It complies with the American Checkers rules (pawns can only move forward, never backwards)
* There are 10 different levels of difficulty to set
* The Interface is OK (whole screen)
* It does not do any movements automatically (it forces you to jump and take all the time, but it doesn't do it automatically for you)
* It has interesting options during a game, like "offer draw", "resign" and "undo move"

Cons

* The interface is a Win XP-based one, so on Win 7 the game has difficulties at completely closing. One has to open the Task Manager to end the process manually and even so, Windows has problems closing it.
* It forces you to jump and take, when there's the chance, I'd rather be able to "pass" a jump and lose the piece, as opposed to having to jump and take when I don't wish to, strategically.
* Once crowned, the kings can only move ONE SPACE on any diagonal direction, which is opposite to the American Checkers rules, where a king can move diagonally and jump freely, whenever there is at least one space between pieces, or no pieces at all, and it can also move diagonally in different directions, while jumping and taking.

Summary

For a FREE game, it is great, I highly recommend it, it is fun and very challenging!

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4 stars

"Good for teaching kids"

July 30, 2012  |  By arnold88

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

Levels 1 and 2 are good steps for my grandson.

Cons

Does not allow for variations from the rules which are programmed; i.e. forcing you to jump an opponent in lieu of applying a strategic maneuver.

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1 stars

"Tried installing, loaded installer for another program"

February 20, 2012  |  By Joe2496

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

Can't tell

Cons

For starters, this program wouldn't even download. Second, when I launched the installer, Earth Alerts repair tool booted up...I have never seen anything like this before so I am fairly confused.

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4 stars

"Easy to learn but tough to win"

April 07, 2011  |  By dougp3104

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

Will consume some of my free time.

Cons

Not any I can think if,

Summary

If you love checkers this is for you.

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1 stars

"Game is not set up right"

March 25, 2011  |  By momtimesfive

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

There are none!

Cons

This game is lousy!

Summary

I downloaded this game for my 5 year old son. This game will only let you move the way IT wants you to. It will also only crown you after IT crowns itself. This game cheats -not exactly the type of thing I want my 5 year old learning is all right.

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5 stars

"good if you know how to play"

November 16, 2008  |  By taffy3100

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

ease to learn well known game to play with beating PC with setting level you can
set it to.

Cons

If you do get bug or game fight with PC and reset it is goo but but game you buy from
store is better to play than online or download version.

Summary

if you can get something done and play you then like the game and be happy with
it and use all the time .

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5 stars

"really not too bad"

November 04, 2008  |  By trendy09

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

many levels of difficulty

Cons

full screen

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4 stars

"AAA"

December 26, 2007  |  By willybillyme

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

It is a good game.

Cons

Not updated recently.

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2 stars

"an old game but lots of fun"

December 21, 2007  |  By glens

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

yes its ok to down load if your useing windows xp

i rate it 4.5 out of 10

not meny people play checkers any more

but this game not bad if your yong and you want to learn some thing new

in old way

Cons

worth the down load to try

i just hope you dont get bord

each person to its own

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1 stars

"really 4 kids"

June 28, 2007  |  By luvaofandrea

 |  Version: Checkers 1.3

Pros

no- thing

Cons

every-thing, I just saw a american horror movie, and this game looks scary to me. if you are looking for a checkers game to play locally on ur pc then look no further go for Alawar Checkers

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General
Publisher Magicwand Software
Publisher web site http://www.magicwandsoft.com/
Release Date January 03, 2001
Date Added January 03, 2001
Version 1.3
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Kids Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 920KB
File Name chkwin13.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 488,419
Downloads Last Week 216
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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