Get Checkers on Your Chromebook: Download & Installation Guide


Checkers game logoHello everyone, you can download Checkers for Chromebook and enjoy playing it directly on your device without needing an emulator or additional software. For those who prioritize functionality over fancy graphics, we’ve also included instructions on how to play it online on your browsers.

How to install Checkers on Chromebook

In order to install this game on your ChromeOS whether that be on a Chromebook or whatever else, you can do that following our instructions right below.

Choose where you want to download the game from:

After downloading Checkers, launch it from the Launcher (app drawer) or the shelf (taskbar). Click the Checkers icon to start playing.

Can you play Checkers Online?

Yes, you can play Checkers online,  in fact I recommend you to try it before you try the Android version above:

Do I also play Checkers?

I do, usually when I am stressed I choose between a couple of games, it’s either Chess or Checkers, these are games that my grandfather taught me when I was maybe 4-5, I started out with Chess and I have loved it ever since, I used to be really good, I would beat kids 2x my age back in the day, but now, with our PlayStations and XBoxes and PC Gaming…I play Chess(online), maybe and I mean maybe, once a week. But as far as Checkers, I play this game maybe once a month, it’s not that I don’t like it, I actually do love the game as well it’s jut that I am not that good at it, not yet, but I have been putting in more work, especially now since I have been stressed with my businesses, a story for another day.

Do you want to play with me online? Drop me an email if you don’t mind but remember, I am NOT that good, I am a beginner if anything.

What is Checkers about?

Checkers, also known as draughts in some parts of the world, is a strategy game for two players played on a checkered board. Though the exact origins are murky, evidence suggests similar games were played as far back as 3,000 B.C.E. The ancient Egyptians enjoyed a game called Alquerque, and the Greeks referenced a checkers-like game in their writings. The game we know today solidified around the 12th century in France, with the introduction of the forced capture rule and the use of a chessboard-style board. From there, it spread throughout Europe and eventually across the Atlantic, becoming a popular pastime for people of all ages.

What are the rules of Checkers for a beginner?

Checkers is a simple game to learn but it offers surprising strategic depth that one can argue rivals Chess. Here’s a quick rundown of the rules for beginners:

  • The Board: Checkers is played on an 8×8 checkerboard, where only the dark squares are used (64 squares total).
  • Setup: Each player starts with 12 pieces placed on the three rows closest to their side of the board, all on dark squares.
  • Movement: Pieces can only move diagonally one square forward towards your opponent. They can only move onto dark squares.
  • Capturing: If an opponent’s piece occupies a diagonal square directly ahead with an empty square beyond it, you can jump over their piece, removing it from the board.
  • Mandatory Jumps: If a jump opportunity exists, you must take it, even if it means sacrificing a better capture later.
  • Kinging: When a piece reaches the far side of the board (the opponent’s starting row), it becomes a “king.” Kings can move and capture diagonally in both forward and backward directions.
  • Winning: The game is won by the player who captures all of their opponent’s pieces or leaves them with no legal moves.

Checkers gameplay Video

Checkers gameplay Screenshots

Checkers Chromebook Requirements

  • Supported OS Version: Chrome OS & Android 9.0 or newer.
  • Supported Device: Device with 4GB of RAM or above.
  • Storage Space: 1 GB or above.

Some resources on how to play better

  1. Checkers & Draughts Online:
  2. Math Is Fun Checkers Game:
  3. WikiHow:

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