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Checkers

Get crowned the King of online Checkers!
Challenge a friend or just practice your moves in online Checkers - it's one of many free online board games at Pogo.com™. Win tokens by zigzagging to the other side of the board. Jump your opponents ragged. Turn your game pieces into Kings. Capture all of your opponent's pieces to win internet checkers!


Multiplayer:
Play head-to-head online checkers with other players in this all-time classic Pogo board game.

Themes:
Choose one of three different themed online checkers boards including: futuristic chrome, classic wood and brass, or street.

Bonus Jumps:
Score big tokens when you make multiple jumps in a turn or when you capture an opponent's King.

Chat with Competitors: 
An added feature when you play online checkers and other free online board games at Pogo.com.

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Online Checkers is a classic two-player game played on a checkered board. The object of online Checkers is to capture all of your opponent's pieces by jumping your pieces over them or to corner your opponent so that he or she cannot move any pieces.

At the start of a game, each player has 12 pieces.

Red moves first, then black. On your turn, you may either:

1. Move a piece one square diagonally forward onto an unoccupied white square, or
2. Jump diagonally forward over an opponent's piece with a move to the next open square

When you jump a piece, you have captured it and it is automatically removed from the board. All players are forced to jump when possible, use this as part of your strategy to setup your opponent.

The first player to jump and capture all of his or her opponent's pieces wins the game, and a jackpot spin. Both players keep the internet checkers tokens they earned during the game.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some tips and tricks to help you enjoy the classic game of Checkers the free online board game!

When it is your turn, all of the checkers that you can move (or jump) on that turn are highlighted. Click on the piece you wish to move and drag it to its new location. All moves must be diagonally forward on the light squares. Pieces must move to open squares.

You earn tokens for jumping your opponent. Multiple jumps in a turn scores bonus tokens. Also, capturing an opponent's King is worth more tokens.

To make double jumps and other multiple jumps, you must take each jump in succession. That is, you must move your piece to make the first jump, then move it again for the second jump, and so forth. You can't simply move your piece to the square on which the multiple jumping would end.

Although pieces may only move diagonally forward, if you manage to move one of your online checkers all the way to the opposite edge of the board, that piece becomes a king. A king is identified by a small crown on top of the checker. Kings can move and jump diagonally, both forward and backward.

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Checkers Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Checkers Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Checkers • Re: [Checkers] Experiencing difficulty, post here!

By OldSouthernGal » April 24th, 2014, 1:58 am

first time trying Checkers ...... it will only let me make the initial move.....will not allow any moves beyond that so I cannot play the game.... :(

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Checkers • [GLOBAL] Errors in Subscription Renewal Dates

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 3:38 pm

We are aware that a number of users are seeing incorrect renewal dates displaying on their My Account pages. Some users that are on an annual subscription and were recently billed are showing that their next billing date will be in May 2014 which is incorrect. We are correcting this issue and it should reflect on your My Account page shortly. You should be billed during the correct billing cycle related to your individual account.

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Checkers • Re: [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 10:55 pm

Both of these issues should now be resolved and you should be able to play previously purchased episodes in our Hidden Object Games as well as purchase more.

For those players questioning about the sale in Amazing Adventures today (4/22) the sale is currently on until 4/22 11:59pm PDT, so you should still be able to participate.

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Checkers • [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 7:50 pm

Our team is aware of some users seeing purchased items showing as being un-purchased in some areas, such as our Hidden Object Games. As well as when you attempt to purchase something for Gems, you may be receiving a message that states you do not have Gems when you really do. The team is currently investigating this issue and is working on a solution for it.

We recommend for the time being that you do not attempt to purchase the item for a second time.

Our team is working to have the issue resolved soon.

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Checkers • [GLOBAL] Heartbleed Vulnerability Issue

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 11th, 2014, 3:26 pm

As you may be aware, a website vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug has been all over the news as of Monday, April 7th, 2014.

As soon as we became aware of Heartbleed, we began actively identifying and patching any vulnerable systems to ensure Pogo.com is secure. We have no reason to believe any passwords or personal information were stolen, but suggest erring on the side of caution and updating your Pogo password.

For more information, check our our Pogo News article here: Heartbleed Vulnerability Issue

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Checkers • [GLOBAL] Club Pogo Subscription Issues

By Pogo_Cactuar » March 21st, 2014, 8:40 pm

We are aware that a number of players’ entitlements to Club Pogo were recently suspended or had billing errors. We are actively working on these issues and subscriptions will be renewed or corrected as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

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Checkers • [Checkers] Experiencing difficulty, post here!

By Pogo_Cactuar » February 28th, 2014, 9:39 pm

We’re currently running a test in Checkers. If you notice any problems, please let us know here, and it would be a big help to get your system/browser configuration by clicking the following link: System Info

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Checkers • Are you experiencing an issue when trying to contact Pogo's

By Pogo_Cactuar » February 27th, 2014, 4:24 pm

If so, please take our one question survey to let us know what issue you experience so we can ensure we're providing excellent service.

Customer Support Survey

We thank you for your time in answering this short survey.

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Checkers • [GLOBAL] Seeing a Java Security Prompt? Read more!

By Pogo_Cactuar » February 5th, 2014, 12:35 am

Our team is aware that with today's updates players who are attempting to play a Java game will see this prompt appear:

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This is perfectly normal as we have renewed our Java certification so you may see this message after today's update.

It is safe to allow, as Pogo is a secure trusted website. If you check the “Do not show this again” box then click “Run” this message should only come up once. After that, you should no longer see this popup again unless you update or re-install Java or we renew our Java certificate again.

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Checkers • Re: CHECKERS

By Mod_Jada » January 26th, 2014, 3:58 am

smithstacyjo wrote:
I have no idea of how to invite someone to play checkers


Look under the game and click on Invite Friends. Then click on Email your friends.
Another thing you can do is set up a table by clicking on a room from the game room list. Them, if a person is on your friends list, and you are on theirs, he/she can click on Friends and it will show what room you are in. Make sure you aren't in Stealth mode or this won't work.

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Checkers • Re: CHECKERS

By smithstacyjo » January 26th, 2014, 3:16 am

I have no idea of how to invite someone to play checkers

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Checkers • [GLOBAL] Download Game Center Notice - Please Read

By Pogo_Cactuar » January 24th, 2014, 7:40 pm

Effective 04/24/14, Iplay will discontinue their support for Pogo Download Game purchases made prior to 12/06/2011. You will still be able to play your previously installed games after 04/24/14 on your current system(s), but won’t be able to install them to additional new systems or reinstall them to your current system if they’ve been uninstalled for any reason. We want to make sure you still have access to the games you love, so please reach out to the Download Games Center support and click Contact Us before 04/24/14. For more information, please see Iplay’s Terms and Conditions.

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Checkers • Re: CHECKERS

By HmSwtGrl » January 23rd, 2014, 11:25 pm

clear your browser temp files. and have you updated java

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Checkers • CHECKERS

By ladynic10 » January 23rd, 2014, 11:23 pm

EVERY TIME I PLAY CHECKERS IT FREEZES UP SO I WILL NOT BE DOING THE CHECKERS BADGE i M TIRED OF IT FREEZING UP RIGHT WHEN I SEEM TO BE WINNING

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Checkers • checkers crash

By motherFingjonez » November 29th, 2013, 1:19 pm

Why does checkers crash when other player leaves in middle of game?

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