Checkers Free

Checkers Free

Take the classic game of Checkers with you wherever you go with Checkers Free!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.42
  • Updated: May 28, 2013
  • Requires Android: 1.5 and up
  • Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000



*** Featured in the Google "Nexus 7: Camping" TV commercial

The best-selling mobile checkers application of all-time is now available for Android.

Checkers (also known as Draughts) has been around for centuries, but it has never looked this good in a package this small. Take a great-looking game of checkers with you wherever you go with Checkers Free.

Intuitive touch controls make it easy to play checkers on your phone, just tap a piece and then tap where you want it to go. If you accidentally hit the wrong spot, an undo button lets you take back your move and try again.

Checkers Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Checkers Free includes a host of exciting features, including:

* Great graphics and awesome sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine provided by renowned AI researcher Martin Fierz
* Fully configurable 1 player difficulty level
* Undo function
* Option to enable / disable forced captures
* Automatic save when you exit the app or receive a phone call

Checkers Free currently plays according to American Checkers / English Draughts rules.

Checkers Free is supported by unobtrusive banner advertising.

With millions of downloads across Android and iOS, Checkers Free is one of the most popular mobile applications of all time. Download Checkers Free today and find out why!


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  • Checkers Free
    Petal Pool Published date: December 16, 2014

    Needs improvements First of all the "YES" and "NO" buttons are in different spots when asking if you want to declare a draw or double jump. Second of all it sometimes says the computer player looses before they loose all their pieces/can't move. I mean yea it's a for sure win at that point but I would rather finish the game then have the computer player forfeit ya know... Also is there any way to make the computer player harder then the hardest lvl? It's to easy ): Full Review

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    James thorwarth Published date: August 2, 2015

    Keeping app installed for now I'm not sure if other devices are having the same issue or not. On mine the lettering is so small you can't read it, and its unresponsive when you hit what might be the correct button. In fact no matter what you touch, nothing happens. I've played this app before and had no issues with it. Please fix so I can update, play, and hopefully give it 5 stars. HTC One Full Review

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    Mr Rooibos TV Published date: November 3, 2015

    It is great for a game of Checkers on the go It struck me as being easily 5 stars but for the lack of any special features and the occasional discomfort, such as having to press on the checker twice to move it and the absence of an option to switch the screen to landscape. Nevertheless, this should not prevent you from downloading this awesome classic. Full Review

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    Jake Stenerson Published date: May 27, 2017

    Difficulty slider makes no sense. There seems to be no difficulty between "this is my first game ever", and "I've been playing checkers for a long time now." If this was fixed it would be a fun game to play or at least if they offered to give hints to help teach players like me to get better. Until then, it gets boring quickly. Full Review

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    Jocelyn Woods Published date: March 16, 2014

    I feel like this game is very interesting. I just need to be a little better at it. And once I'm better at it I will most likely beat the computer. There are no glitches of any kind. The computer is really competitive. And for all you haters out there telling people to fix the game you are just mad cause you can never win. So don't be a hater. Full Review

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    Yesenia Marin Published date: February 16, 2014

    I totally loved it. um... My comment is... I like this game. I really really do. Because I mean when we are in the car that's all I really like to do. And it also helped me in checkers. A lot. I have to say the truth. I seriously sucked at checkers before I got this game. So this helped me. Thank you whoever made this game. Whatever.(whoever says this is not entertaining, u dont know what entertaining is!) Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    jonathan salmons Published date: September 9, 2014

    Good graphics, but that's it... Playing against computer sucks, it sometimes just moves the same piece back and forth for 20+ moves. Randomly says computer won even though I've got pieces on the board. Other then that its got good graphics and good layout!! Full Review

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    Alex Ramirez Published date: December 28, 2013

    This is a solid app. It is great if you're bored or are looking for a challenge. You can play with yourself or another player and you can choose who goes first. I would highly recommend this game to anyone of all ages to keep them busy I'm to have fun with(the app.) Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    R Duncan Published date: January 16, 2018

    What?? I had the level diffucluty set on easy and I lost in TEN moves... The computer crosses over 7 of my pices at a time. And it was not easy the computer had 20 wins in 10 minuets and it took me almost an hour to get ONLY ONE win on "Easy....!!!!!" Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Katalin Antalffy Published date: November 25, 2016

    I totally dis agree I totally dis agree with Rachel Herr. Its a really good game and it works well. The game only turned off itsself once sice I am playing. The only thing is tjat its hard but you need to have a brain for this game. It is one of the best games I ever played. I really think YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD THIS APP!!!!!!!!!! Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Clinton Sanchez Published date: December 7, 2015

    Eh, it's okay I hate that double jumps have a window that pops up and tells the person I'm playing they have another move to make. If they don't know that's my advantage. To pick a level there is a volume type button option, why there can't just be easy medium or hard is beyond me. But hey, it's free so I'll still give it 3 stars. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Tom Taylor Published date: May 29, 2017

    If you are going to create a free game that's great. But don't let the entire world be able to throw up pop up after pop up ad. It is annoying when playing this game then it freezes then here comes the pop up ads. I uninstalled this game once before because of it, please fix or I will uninstall forever next time. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Anne C Published date: December 9, 2016

    The AI is a sore loser. Fun killer. Works properly but the problem with the "computer" being able to predict moves is that it can tell like 20+ moves away when it's going to lose, meanwhile, I had no clue I was winning. As someone who loves a good game, I absolutely hate it that when I'm losing, it plays until my last piece is gone meanwhile, when I'm winning, more than half of both side's pieces remain. Although I'm declared the winner, it doesn't feel right because it looks like a forfeit. This happens at least 60% of the time when I "win". Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Shirley .017 Published date: October 22, 2013


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    S J Published date: September 6, 2017

    This game is completely unplayable unless you're on Wi-Fi with an adblock software/app. The intrusive ads will not go away otherwise, especially if you're on 4G rendering this app useless as a game unless you want to be forced to download all of the developer's games. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Jenny Glinka Published date: February 21, 2016

    Can't see the whole game board! I have this on my iPad and it is great... just put it on my Galaxy Tab A and I can't see the whole checker board. The last row of red is hidden under the score/ad strip at the bottom. :( Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Allan Ho Published date: September 9, 2015

    Computer Level The AI gets really challenging when set to the highest difficulty. But it always has the same exact game plan. I get how putting certain pieces in certain spots can strengthen your game and help you win, but the AI always makes the same moves. This is especially true at the start of every match. Meaning if you figure out the right game plan to go with, you can win every time; the AI won't adapt. It's still a very smart AI though. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Fabian Raines Published date: September 15, 2016

    Should Be Called Cheaters The Computer Is Allowed All The Jumps Possible But The Player Is Only Allowed One Jump...Or A Double If The Computer Ask Do You Want To Make Additional Jumps... Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    what loveforever Published date: July 4, 2015

    Loved it but Y'all should add chess to this app so it could just be one app and when I play 1player that computer try to !make sure he wins .The people that made this game must be from another country because that was s not how I play checkers.Anyway I liked the game Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Justin Nistico Published date: August 2, 2016

    Fix your buttons Play another move buttons are way to small and don't work ever. Start buttons and exit buttons are way to small. Good game but makes for a not very fun game when you can only make one move when two are available to make, you have to close the app down in order for it to work. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    lamia6868 Published date: February 27, 2015

    Why you guys suck. I was starting at a low level single player. And kept winning. So I put it maxed out level. Thinking what the heck right. And I was dominating. The computer had 3 king I had 5 and about to have 2 more....The the message:Free checkers has stopped.... I think you guys put that in there on purpose. Best comp. brain looses to mine. You should fix the AI to except Defeat. Full Review

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    ליאור נוימן Published date: December 6, 2015

    Buggy, unclear Rules are not stated anywhere, and neither are instructions (how to do multiple jumps?), hardest level is too easy, menu buttons are tiny on my device, re-do not working as expected. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Chris Robinson Published date: February 16, 2018

    5/5 I guess... its just checkers but it delivers as promised, and the ads are not so bad for a free game. Can't say I enjoy it that much because I'm not good at it. I usually get burned by the forced jumps LOL Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Randy Todd Published date: May 13, 2015

    Not bad, not great Overall I'm happy with the app. The AI is quite good. I wish the buttons were larger. They appear very small on my screen and are difficult to push. I have a 5.2 inch screen so I'm not sure why the app is so stingy with space. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    kirk carter Published date: December 10, 2013

    As expected This game runs exactly how you think a normal game of checkers would go. Difficulty setting can be tricky, lowest or a "dumb friend" and highest for a "computer UI" feeling. Good practice games. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Rachel Herr Published date: July 21, 2013

    Terrible Worst game that I've ever played. It's so slow and takes like a dozen taps just to undo a move. I thought this would gt a great game but it turns out that I was wrong! Sometimes this app doesn't let me select my pieces. Also this game keeps shutting down and makes me start all over. This app is a piece of junk. I uninstalled the app instantly. I recommend NOT installing this app. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Mark W Published date: July 3, 2014

    Good and fluid Ai is good got multiple settings for it. Only issue I've run into is game not allowing me to either continue jump or start next game if I exit after choice has been made. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Neil Heywood Published date: March 19, 2016

    Not very good Loaded it on to my Tablet for a bit of fun but the Board was partly covered by Ads all the time. Uninstalled now waste of time needs a lot more work don't bother with it Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Koo Hwang Published date: July 17, 2013

    Best version of checkers there is. Movement is fluid and responsive. I tried other checkers programs before this one and moving checker pieces were a bear. Slightest mis-touch generated actions that were unintended - very irritating. But, this one has no such problems. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Gracie Wonton Published date: December 30, 2016

    Anooying af It would've been perfect it there wasnt so many flippin adds. seriously it glitches evry few seconds and then when u try to ex out it takes you to the playstore and its FREAKING annoying, DONT GET THIS GAME! IM UNINSTALLING RN Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Jasmine Ropers Published date: August 12, 2017

    Yes and no I am keeping this aap for now but sometimes it does not respond. It is a good way to challenge yourself though. It is very fun and shows you the places to go so if u are learning checkers this is a good aap to help. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Chrisftopher Massey Published date: August 8, 2013

    Boring. After a short while, it becomes very presictable and not very challenging - even though I have the game set on the most advanced setting. Please, make it do a move I didn't anticipate. I get tired of winning all the time. Also, could use some color-scheme options. 2 stars. Make the game more intelligent and I could up it to 4. Create a few color-scheme options and I might up it to 5. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Major Havoc Published date: December 18, 2013

    I like this app. If I am depressed I set the difficulty level to easy so I win. If I am feeling my oats I set the difficulty level to just slightly better than my best. Great way to pass time. Great ice breaker when next to someone for a long time, like on a bus trip. Full Review

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    Kyle Nicholson Published date: August 30, 2013

    Good but... The only way it would get a 5 star rating from me is if you could play against real people from all over the world. Theres just something dull about playing the computer. Full Review

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    Yadira Sanchez Published date: December 14, 2014

    Alright On my device its fine. I guess it depends on the device your using on the app cause all devices work differently and have different features and I don't mean just this one app only, I mean on all apps so if all the apps on your device don't work properly there must be something wrong. Full Review

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    makayla marie Published date: July 4, 2015

    Not too bad. It's not that bad of an app, but the computer player is VERY easy to beat (even on the hardest difficulty). If you're good at checkers, you'll always win. Quit using this app because it is just too easy. I need true competition and I will give 5 stars. Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    Kayleigh Bishop Published date: March 23, 2017

    The ads pop up so frequently and redirect you to store pages a million times, disrupting the game play and causing you to have to slam the back button 20 times every minute just to get back to the game. It used to be much better than this. Full Review

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    Damontus Zimmerman Published date: January 12, 2017

    Good game but annoying ads I understand a free game has to make money but this game will frequently pop an ad in the middle of the game and then it will open the play store app connected to the ad automatically without me pressing anything. Then I have to close the game and play store and restart to continue my game...I'm tired of's getting installed Full Review

  • Checkers Free
    John Doe Published date: December 8, 2015

    Crazy app, doesn't work the way it should. Games suddenly end, computer gives up or claims it has won 3 moves in. Makes me click yes or no every time I get a double jump. On what planet of checkers can decide to not jump once jumping and once more what kind of moron wouldn't take a double or triple jump? Full Review

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    Jodanne D Published date: August 6, 2013

    OK Its mostly a good app, but it will occasionally randomly say someone has won and black out the screen so you have no idea how someone won. Its annoying in the extreme Full Review