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Richard Hutnik
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I am adding this one, as a representative of the family, more than the normal checkers. When you start adding the variant rules, Checkers gets new life to it, and is more interesting. Some tweaks breath new life into it.
 
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Robert Seater
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Perhaps too obvious?
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
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By far the most underrated game among users of bgg. I mostly play the Russian variant (roughly International Checkers on an 8x8 board)
+ simple rules yet deep strategy
+ I prefer checkers as I am to stupid for chess
- I am still terrible at this game
- solved, i.e. artificial intelligence knows a way to let every game end in a tie. I do not view this as a problem, as this does not hold for any human player
 
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Paul Boos
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Not for Checkers, but I can't find it in the database. It's called King Me and is 3 games in one (with one being standard checkers). Buy it now $5.
 
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Richard Hutnik
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Checkers is a family of games actually. There are rules a lot of people don't know about, that make the game more interesting.
 
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Sarah Gobrecht
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Vintage wooden checkers...
15 black and 15 red.
No board
Local flea market
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Ezequiel Genender
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Capital Federal, voy a la Geek Out
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Johannes cum Grano Salis
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800,000,000 designer games out there and my 6-year-old son requests Checkers. But we're a Light Abstract house, and this is OK. Evidently he's been playing my mother when she watches him, and he proudly shared that he has beaten her before. He did pretty well for himself in our games, and he now keeps the combination Chess/Checkers/Backgammon set in his closet.

We also played Chess for the first time and, as I suspected, he had a lot of trouble keeping the movement rules straight. But he was intrigued (though he needed a lot of coaching on the ramifications of his moves), and so I'll call it a success because he said he enjoyed himself.

Gaming in my house (and in my life) hibernates for the summer, for the most part. Now that the weather is changing and we're getting back into School Mode, it'll pick back up again.

And like many parents before me, I am really struggling to find things to play with my 3-year-old daughter. We have a few Haba games she can handle (My First Orchard, Hungry as a Bear, Evening in the Stable), but it's been difficult finding other things to play with her. I'm glad this list exists, and I look forward to stealing ideas from everyone.
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Carthoris Pyramidos
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Checkers - 1 play
First Published 1150
3 years, 2 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  5 

We found ourselves in the public library in front of a checkers game with a little time to kill. This session is not likely to lead off a great checkers revival at my place.


Kemet - 2 plays
First Published 2012
2 years, 4 months, 1 day
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I recently got the Kemet: Ta-Seti expansion, but it had been so long since we'd played that we warmed up with a play of just the base game. We played to 8 points, and we were tied 7 to 7 on the penultimate day, but I got to determine turn order. Still, if my opponent had attacked the level-4 pyramid district in my city defended by 2 units and the Mummy, instead of the level-4 pyramid district defended by 3 units, I think she might have won! We did go on to play again a few days later, this time adding in black pyramids and power tiles, as well as new Divine Intervention and combat cards from the expansion.

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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Rafał Wątorski
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Recently I've been playing it a lot, mostly during lunch breaks at work.
 
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Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14909]
Jeremy Harrison
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Another of my daughter's favorite games, so most of these have been with her. As with Kalah, she is a strong player and not to be underestimated! My son and I have played a few rounds, but usually only after it's already on the table from a session with my daughter.
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Jerry
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.50 VV

Box of checkers was part of my hangy bag. Looked old but no date.

I love the Pay Less price tag for 23 cents.

Three (2 red, 1 black) of the originals have been replaced by imposters. Supposed I could find ones that matched the originals?


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Georges Turgeon
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$2.80 LOTR Checkers, the pieces are engraved wood rings, complete
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Jason Monroe
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Checkers

Wooden board & pieces. Apparently a Border's (remember them? Exclusive

$1.00 - complete except rules assuming it even came with any.

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Tony Huffman
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$3 Lord of the Rings checkers set. Rings look cool, but I think they are plastic.
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$3 GW

Neat little set of Lord of the Rings checkers. No pics on BGG yet.

The board has the map background.

Pieces are rings. Missing 4 gold and 1 silver.

I didn't really buy to play so no problem (wouldn't turn down some replacements though). I just thought the rings were cool and could be used somewhere else.
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Craig Duncan
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There are lots of regional checkers rules that are distinct from American/English checkers, and a number of these can be played with an American/English checkers set, such as Russian Checkers, Czech Checkers, Thai Checkers, Brazilian Checkers, Portuguese Checkers, and Italian Checkers. (There are separate BGG entries for most of these checkers versions.)

There are also variants of American/English checkers, e.g. Anti-Checkers, One Way Checkers, Parachute Checkers, etc. These variants (and the regional variants above) are usefully summarized at the checkers rules page of Brainking.com.
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Blergh. So many abstract strategy games I'd rather play.

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Am I ridiculous for bothering to mark checkers as "owned" on BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes it's idiotic, everyone has a copy of Snakes and Ladders in their house somewhere, that doesn't mean you should boast about it - BGG is about "hobby" games, if everyone did this the site would be less helpful because it would show crappy games as being hugely more popular than the kind of modern games we're curious about, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME
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No, you are merely being thorough good sir
48.8% 82
I totally mark those kind of games as "owned" too
33.3% 56
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This poll is now closed.   168 answers
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Closes: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:00 am
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Nathan M
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Gretchen Fontenay
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This was one of the first games my Dad taught me to play.
 
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Daniel Blumentritt
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Jenn Seda
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2p: Brandon won
 
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