My Checkered Life
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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I grew up playing checkers. Being from a Scottish-American background there was a board in every room. There was a checker board and a cribbage board on our kitchen table that sometimes was cleared off for Sunday meal. The standard checker game became too routine for me. I have discovered many variants that have kept the game alive for me.
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1. Board Game: International Checkers [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:4177]
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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I first discovered International Draughts from a priest from Poland. I purchased a 10X10 board and began playing this game regularly.
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2. Board Game: Canadian Checkers [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Part of my college life was done in Montreal, where I had the chance to play their version of the game.
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3. Board Game: HexDame [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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About 8 years ago I was introduced to Hexdame on mindsports, This was my standard checker game for years.
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4. Board Game: Dameo [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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I then started playing Christian Freeling's masterpiece "Dameo" which is my favorite abstract game at present.
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5. Board Game: Eximo [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Mark Paul
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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I was recently introduced to Eximo. This variant is a cross between Turkish Checkers and Shogi. Everyone I introduce it to asks for a copy of the rules. It is extremely fun to play.
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6. Board Game: Camelot [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2902]
patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Try to get a copy of this.
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7. Board Game: La Trel [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:9185]
Calvin Daniels
Canada
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a definite checker-based game
 
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