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by AI Factory Limited
Rated: All Ages

Price: $0.99
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What's new in version 2.02
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Product Details

Product Features

  • Single and 2-player game modes
  • 10 difficulty levels, from Beginner to Expert
  • Compulsory (official rules) or non-compulsory (popular rules) captures
  • Undo and Hints buttons
  • User stats for each level played

Product Description

Same as our "Checkers Free", but without Ads!

Sharing the high quality and performance as the rest of our games, AI Factory Checkers brings classy graphics, super smooth gameplay, highly scalable difficulty & much more!


- 10 difficulty levels, from Beginner to Expert
- 2 player hot-seat
- 3 Checkers Piece Sets and Boards
- User stats against each level
- Undo & Hints
- Designed for both Tablet and Phone
- Supports both non-compulsory captures (popular rules) and compulsory captures (official US/English rules)

Checkers (AKA Draughts) is one of the world's most popular board games. The earliest records of this game date back to the Egyptians 3500 years ago. In more recent times this has been most favoured by the USA and Scotland, the two countries to provide the most World champions in this game. In England and Scotland this classic board game is known as Draughts. This implementation has been designed to provide a strong engine, even if only running on a mobile phone. Unlike many commercial Checkers programs, it correctly plays the common 2K v K, essential for quality checkers play.

Technical Details

Size: 5.1MB
Version: 2.02
Developed By: AI Factory Limited
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read from external storage
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Brent Butler TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 17, 2013
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First, I had no problems whatsoever with the operation of this game (Kindle HD 8.9). I played several games with no bugs or any other issues. I'm not sure what issue the reviewer who reported not being able to play this game offline had, but it was not true in my experience. After reading that I turned off wifi, and the game played just as it had with wifi on. I think one explanation may be that this app has been around for quite some time, and over that period the developers have made fixes and implemented improvements. For example, one review stated that it had no two-player mode, but the current version of the game does indeed have a two-player mode.

The graphics are attractive, and the game plays smoothly and quickly. When you select a piece for your move the game shows you all possible moves including jumps. The game is not "touch move", so if you select one piece and change your mind, you can move another. One of the game options is whether or not captures are forced.

The game has ten different difficulty levels, and they do play very differently. On difficulty three I had no problem defeating the game every time. I am not a seasoned checkers player, and this game took me to the cleaners on both difficulty 8 and 10. However, on the higher difficulty levels, the game did not pursue the quickest win, preferring to instead create more kings before applying the coup de grace.

I found the game to be pleasant, varied, and challenging. I would have to study more checkers strategy and conventional opening moves in order to challenge the highest difficulty levels. I'd be interested to see how expert checkers players evaluate the higher difficulty levels.

If you enjoy checkers, I recommend this game.
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The deceptively simple classic strategy game, very well done on the android platform. This has been a free app of the day before and I got it the last time it was. It was 5 stars then and it's 5 stars now. Everyone has to have a copy of checkers, it is mandatory (lol) and this is an excellent version! Download with confidence.

UPDATE (based on other reviews saying this game crashes, etc.):

The complaints are interesting, as I've been playing this version for well over a year now relentlessly and I've never had a problem. I've also played some other AI Factory Limited games (Reversi and Chess in particular) and also have never had an issue. I'm not saying those reviews are wrong about it or anything, I just want to report that I personally have yet to run into these issues, at all, ever. Maybe the app just acts strange on certain devices? I've run it under Eclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3.4), Honeycomb (3.1) and ICS (4.0.4) so far.
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The free paid app of the day for Saturday August 17, 2013 is Checkers from AI Factory Limited. Amazon had this as a free app of the day previously back in October of 2011, but I wasn't able to purchase this app at that time, so this is a new game app to me.

This is Checkers which mostly everyone knows so I won't bother explaining the rules. This version seems to follow the most common rules of the game. The graphics are OK but not spectacular.

My main problem with this game is that playing the AI in this game at the higher levels is like playing Tic Tac Toe. Most people know that most games of Tic Tac Toe usually end in a tie or a draw. Playing against the AI at the higher levels feels similar to those kind of predictable Tic Tac Toe game outcomes. Once the AI opponent manages to get one of their pieces to the other side to be promoted, the game is really over since the AI has a huge advantage at that point which is practically impossible for a human player to overcome since the AI makes little or no mistakes.

I also felt the History section of the instructions to be too short. Why do they have 3 sentences to tell about a history of a game that has been around for over 3 millenniums?

As the game is just a typical port of Checkers to Android and contains nothing special plus with the hard to beat AI that usually ends in a predictable outcome each time like I mentioned above, I am choosing to give this 3 stars out of 5 stars.

In my opinion what this kind of game really needs to separate it from the many other Android versions of this game is to get a famous player to endorse this and to include helpful game tips from the endorsed player to help you improve your game.
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Looking for an opponent for a game or two of checkers? Look no further than AI Factory's "Checkers." This is an outstanding Android version of the ancient and venerable board game called "checkers" or "draughts." Like all other AI Factory games for Android devices, "Checkers" provides silky-smooth game play; excellent graphics that are simple yet refined; ten levels of difficulty from beginner to... well, let's just say extremely challenging; and win-loss statistics for all levels of difficulty. "Checkers" works flawlessly on all of my Android devices, and looks especially good on my Kindle Fire HD7.

There is a free, ad-supported version of this game, but I decided that 99 cents was a small enough price to pay to eliminate those pesky and distracting ads. If you enjoy playing checkers/draughts as much as I do, I'm sure you'll find "Checkers" a most worthy and entertaining opponent. Highly recommended!
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