This popular game is known as Checkers in the United States, and Draughts in much of the rest of the world. It is a two-player game played on a board made up of 64 alternately-colored squares, eight to a side.
The following are a few useful links to sites around the web related to checkers and draughts games. Learn about checkers history and learn numerous rules and game variations.
Checkers Information Sites
A comprehensive Checkers Directory. Categorized links to many Checkers sites, including rules, graphics, books, articles, software, forums, news, playsites, leagues, tournaments and more.
A site dedicated to the English style of Checkers/Draughts, played on the 8x8 board.
- Internet Checkers Federation
This website allows you to study game play by watching it played out in real time on an animated board.
- Jim Loy's Checkers Pages
With rules, articles, history, games, and links for Checkers.
- Online Museum of Checkers History
A web site dedicated to preserving checkers/draughts history.
- The Checker Maven
The Checker Maven is an internet magazine or "webzine" with a focus on Anglo-American 8x8 "straight" checkers/draughts. It is the world's most widely read checkers and draughts publication.
- Victor Habgood's Checker Pages
Information about online checkers, checkers strategy, and master' tips.
Checkers Clubs, Federations, & Organizations
- American Checker Federation
The secret to playing checkers is problem study. See annotated games and view the problems databases. This is the site to learn checkers.
- American Pool Checkers Association
The American Pool Checkers Association organizes annual Pool Checkers tournaments, and their web site provides the history of the game, as well as the official tournament rules.
- Danish Draughts Federation
Promotes the game of Draughts in Denmark, and holds tournaments and nominates Danish players to world championship qualifying events.
- Draughts in Russia
News and information about the game of draughts in Russia.
- English Draughts Association
The English Draughts Association promotes draughts and manages competitions in the United Kingdom.
- European Draughts Confederation
Organizes club games in Europe, including the European Championships, Women's European Championships, European Club Championships, and the Youth European Championships.
- Frisian Draughts Association
The Frisian Draughts Association promotes the game of Frisian Draughts (also called Frisian Checkers) in Holland (the Netherlands). Each year they organise personal and club championships.
- Lancashire Draughts Association
Information relating to club activities and events including all league and tournament results in Lancashire, UK.
- New Zealand Draughts Association
Promotes the game of draughts in New Zealand.
- North Carolina Checker Association
The North Carolina Checker Association is dedicated to promoting the great game of Checkers, and producing stronger players through educating youth, sharing knowledge and practice.
- NorthWest Draughts Federation
A federation of draughts clubs and individual players across the north west of Ireland.
- Russian Draughts Federation
The primary organization responsible for overseeing and regulating all draught or checkers tournaments in Russia.
- Scottish Draughts Association
Scotland, down the centuries, has produced many of of the worlds finest players.
- The American Checker Federation
The central governing body for checkers in the United States. The ACF holds many checker tournaments across the United States and sponsors an annual National Checker Tournament and National Youth Tournament.
- World Checkers Draughts Federation
A worldwide organization dedicated to promoting the game of Checkers/Draughts.
- World Draughts Federation
The international sport body uniting national draughts federations. Our strength is in the unity of draughts.