Checkers set as a game system
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A game system is any collection of components that can be used to play a variety of different games. There are many games which can be played with a checkers (draughts) set, so it qualifies. I intend this list to contain all games that can be played with checkers components.

For the purposes of this list, and game that can be played with two colors of checkers and an 8x8 (or smaller) grid should count. Variants of checkers (games that are mostly the same except for a few rule differences) should not count.
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1. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:11148]
Brian Campbell
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Massachusetts
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The original game.
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2. Board Game: Lines of Action [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1864]
Brian Campbell
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Try to get all of your pieces in one connected group. I've heard a lot of people rave about how good this game is.
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3. Board Game: Byte [Average Rating:4.41 Unranked]
Brian Campbell
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Boston
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An interesting game in which you build stacks of checkers and try to be on top when they make a full byte (8 bits, or 8 stacked checkers).
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4. Board Game: Impasse [Average Rating:5.32 Unranked]
Brian Campbell
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5. Board Game: Generatorb [Average Rating:6.14 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Macadam [Average Rating:5.58 Unranked]
Brian Campbell
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Abstract soccer simulation.
 
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7. Board Game: Fortac [Average Rating:6.14 Unranked]
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Uses a quarter of a checkerboard. Players try to form various patterns while preventing their opponents from doing so.
 
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8. Board Game: Konane [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:7465]
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9. Board Game: Breakthrough [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:6092]
SH W
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This is a very good game.
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10. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:70]
Jacek Nowak
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Warsaw
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Since there is no limitation on the number of pieces in the description of the list, I think that 9x9 Go qualifies.
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11. Board Game: Focus [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1963]
Tom Swider
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Harrisburg
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Another Sid Sackson game ... very offense oriented. I think it has good replay values. Rules are in his "Gamut of Games" book, as are the rules for other checkers game system types of games.
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12. Board Game: Laska [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:4692]
Glenn Roberts
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Eaton
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Never played it, but read about it in Sid Sackson's book, A Gamut of Games. That book contains the rules, and shows play on a regular checkerboard. (Obviously different art for the version shown.)
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13. Board Game: Tumbling Down [Average Rating:6.41 Unranked]
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You will need a 29 checkers of each color,
but this is played with only the basic equipment.
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14. Board Game: Crossings [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
Derek H
South Africa
Pretoria
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The object of the game is to reach the opposite side of the board, while preventing the opponent from doing the same. Requires 16 pieces per side. (Also appears in "Gamut of Games", but designed by Robert Abbott).
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15. Board Game: Magneton [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
Derek H
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Get 4 in a row. 12 pieces per side.
 
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16. Board Game: Dipole [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:9095]
Dave Dyer
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Another great game you can play with almost nothing.
Dipole is a stacking game with the same "move forward"
imperative as checkers.
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17. Board Game: Archimedes [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
Mike Schmidt
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Maquoketa
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Using a standard checkers set, players try to get their ships into their opponents docks. The ships move like queens and if you can attack an opponent's ship with at least 3 of your own ships you can sink it.
 
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18. Board Game: Fission [Average Rating:4.84 Unranked]
Mike Schmidt
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Maquoketa
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Another played with a standard checkers set. This is a game of mutual destruction. Players move their pieces in any direction, but they must move until they either hit the edge of the board or another piece. When they stop due to another piece, friendly or opposing, the moved piece explodes taking all adjacent pieces along with it. The goal is to have at least one piece left after eliminating your opponent. Of course, you can reverse this and play to eliminate yourself and leave your opponent on the board, often referred to as "Loser's".
 
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19. Board Game: Death Stacks [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
Marcus Perry
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Kentucky
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Standard checker set... similar to focus
 
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20. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:11149]
Marcus Perry
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Kentucky
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Just pretend you have gravity... or play 4 way gravity.
 
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21. Board Game: Hnefatafl [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1962]
Marcus Perry
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Play the 7x7 version using a quarter as the king. Great game!
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22. Board Game: King's Court [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:5029]
Marcus Perry
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Super fun game... also known as Supercheckers. The board is actually an 8x8 grid... just shifted so that it looks like your playing checkers. To play on a checker board, just move orthogonally. trust me.. it works, I was taught this game using an othello set!
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23. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:11104]
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A version of Halma can be played using a regular checkers set.
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24. Board Game: Network [Average Rating:4.83 Unranked]
John Pierce
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Connection game in which pieces need to be able to 'see' each other to form a connection, played on checkerboard.
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25. Board Game: Zoom [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
David Molnar
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Ridgewood
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When I saw this pic at the bottom of the front page, I took it for a fancy Lines of Action set... (that I was playing LoA online at the time reinforced this impression) but it turns out to belong to Zoom. Even the initial setup seems to be the same. But from the one user comment submitted for Zoom, it would appear that Lines of Action's reputation, placing it much higher on this list, is not in any jeopardy.
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