Checkers Board Games - Great For Family Fun

by Taylor
(Household Management 101)

Checkers Board Games

Checkers Board Games

Checkers board games are games I recommend you should always keep in your home, because the game of checkers is fun for kids of almost all ages, and adults.

Checkers is a pretty simple game, with simple rules, but there can actually be a lot of strategy involved, which can keep it interesting for all skill levels.

Below is a video tutorial on checkers game rules, the most basic of which are:
  • The black checkers always start;

  • The checkers are placed only on the black squares, and no playing occurs on the red squares;

  • You play by moving your checker diagonally;

  • Until you are crowned, and get a "king" checker you can only move your checkers forward;

  • You may jump over other opponents checkers (but not your own) to move forward, and when you do you remove the opponents jumped over checkers from the game;

  • If your checker makes it all the way to the other side, you can be "crowned," and then that king checker (but not your others) can go both backward and forward;

  • The object of the game is to capture all your opponent's checkers by jumping over them.

The disadvantage of checkers board games for family game night is that only two people can play at a time, so if you have a lot of people who want to play at once in your large family it won't work so well.

However, an advantage of checkers games is that it is a game two siblings can play together at pretty young ages without having to have constant supervision for explaining rules and strategy, because it is pretty simple.

I have always been fond of those really big checkers boards that are really rugs, that kids can spread on the floor and play together (click here to see an example).

The checkers game can also played tournament style, if you want to get the whole family involved on family game night.

Do you have any game suggestions for family game night? If so, click here to suggest a game your family enjoys playing together, or read games already suggested by others.

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