Without doubt, Chequers is one of the best board games out there and it has been around for a very long time. It is a game of strategic thinking and it is a fun way to pass time.
Chequers was originally played on a wooden board but thanks to mobile phones and app developers, you can now play checkers on your phone and anywhere you like.
For the sake of clarity, Chequers (also known as Checkers or Draughts) is a board game for two players which involves diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
The game was developed from another board game called Alquerque and the name Draughts is said to be driven from the verb to draw or to move. [Source: Wikipedia]
Checkers games happened to be one of the top downloaded games on Play Store and you may not know why if you haven’t played this game before. 🙂
Ready to have some fun? Here are the top 5 Checkers game on Play Store at the moment:
1. Checkers by English Checkers
This happened to be my favorite. It is simple and good. It feature the most popular checkers format: the 8 x 8 board.
Here are the key features of the game:
- support nine different rules of checkers
- seven levels of difficulty
- two players mode
- game assistant (Helper)
- five themes (dark, light, gold, art and black)
- realistic graphics
- sound effects
- some help about rules
- small size
2. Checkers by Lukasz Oktaba
This is another simple Checkers games that you can use to have fun. The Checkers game by Lukasz features multiple rule which includes: American Checkers, Spanish Draughts, Or International Draughts. You can download the game directly from Play Store by clicking the button below.
3. Checkers by Magma Mobile
Checkers by Magma Mobile allows you to choose from different board sizes which include 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 10 x 10.
Here are the features of this game:
- Great Checkers graphics
- Configurable player names and score tracking thanks to Scoreloop
- Ability to choose from a wide variety of Checkers boards
- Supports Checkers International Rules and US Rules
- Outstanding Magma Mobile AI engine
- Play with Friends or against or Magma Mobile Artificial Intelligence Engine
- Undo function
- Option to set up Checkers custom rules
- App2SD. Checkers can be moved to your SD card
4. Draughts 10×10 – Checkers
Draughts 10×10 – Checkers is 10 x 10 checkers game that allows you to play only the international checkers, also know as the Polish checkers.
Here are the features of Draughts 10×10 – Checkers
- On-line mode
- Ability to save games and continue later
- Ability to disable undo move
- Ability to compose own game position
- One or Two players mode
- Undo move
- Attractive classic wooden interface and sounds
5. Checkers Elite
Checkers Elite is one of the most popular and many players’ favorite. It is feature pack and feature a more realistic board just like the number 1 above. Checkers Elite feature both 2D and 3D views.
Here are the features of Checkers Elite:
- Online Checkers mode with leaderboards, levels, ranks, customization and ELO-rating
- User profile with detailed statistics, also you can change nick and upload your own avatar
- Search opponent with desired game level or play with friends via private room or ID
- Online tournaments with cups and awards
- Chat in online mode
- 14 game types: English/American Draughts, International (Checkers 10×10), Russian, American Pool, Giveaway Checkers, Diagonal, Thai, Turkish, Italian, Sparse, Self-Eaters, Brazilian, Blind and Random Checkers (10×10 random placed pieces with changing movement rules).
- 4 difficulty levels
- Excellent graphics
- 2D and 3D perspective modes
- Unlimited undo function
- Play with friend via “Hot-seat” mode
- Over 100 special designs for checkers pieces & 4 board designs
There you have our top 5 Checkers game on play store. Now over to you, how long have you played checkers game? What is your favorite checkers Android game? What is your favorite board size?