checkers

Checkers is a game played on a board checkered with squares of two colors. Two players compete in checkers to have the last piece on the board.

The game pieces in checkers — which you can also call checkers — are usually red and black. Players move diagonally on the board, trying to reach the opposite side where their pieces can be "kinged," or doubled, giving them more powers. On the way, a player attempts to jump over her opponent's pieces and capture them. In Britain, the identical game is called "draughts."

Definitions of checkers
  1. noun
    a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
    synonyms: draughts
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    type of:
    board game
    a game played on a specially designed board
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