Checkers is a classic board game that has been around for centuries. Besides the name of Checkers, it is also know as Draughts, Dama (Spain and Italy), Le Jeu de Dames (France), Warcaby (Poland) and das Damenspiel (Germany) to name a few. This ancient Egyptian game has been played in just about every country of the world have has been found in archeological digs dating back as far as 600 BC.
Checkers is a fun two player board game that involves strategy to outsmart your opponent. Each player is in control of one color of pieces that can jump the other color in adjacent squares. The checkers board is made up of 64 alternately colored squares (usually black and red). Checkers boards have been made is all shapes and sizes including small travel boards to life size boards spanning 10-12 feet.