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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2012
I bought this set to play with my 4 year old grandson. There are two problems with the set and one unusual feature. The board came warped, and now after two months it is continuing to warp (in NORMAL home conditions) If this continues it will become unusable. Also the checkers do NOT stack one over another when you get a king. The second checker on the top of a "king" will simply slide off.

The unusual feature is the fact that they are black and light brown instead of the ususal black and red.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2008
If you're looking for a set to play checkers (and/or tic-tac-toe), this set will probably fit the bill just fine. The gameboard and checkers themselves are solid wood, and you could probably use the gameboard as a cutting board if you grew tired of the game -- it's that thick and strong. It's currently at a nice price, too.

Some cons about this set: the included instructions are not very detailed, about one paragraph long, so hopefully you already know how to play the game. (For what it's worth, it contain several typos, too.) Clearly the company didn't invest a lot of effort in the instructions.

The checkers have an embossed pattern on one side, but in my set, one of the checkers wasn't embossed. It's not a big deal, but I think shows some lack of quality control on the part of the manufacterer.

One more thing to throw out: the gameboard smells like -- and I am not making this up -- barbecue. Maybe it's made of mesquite or something. It's a fairly strong scent, pretty much detectible the whole time while playing the game. It's not a bad smell. Who knows, it might even be a selling point if you like barbecue.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2009
I purchased the wooden chess set and the wooden checkers/tic tac toe set as gifts for my grandchildren. I wanted a traditional game for them that would hold up over the years. These products were just as advertised. They are well made and great looking. I would certainly recommend them to anyone wanting a lasting game for their collection.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon August 26, 2009
This is a nice wood checker set, which we bought so we can play checkers with our 5 year old grandson. The set is NOT oak...it is "oak finish" meaning it is oak stained, and made in China of some wood that looks like pine and is not as heavy as oak, nor has the fine grain of oak. The board is about 1/2" or more thick, so it is a good thick board. Checkers all have the design on one side (no one checke missing design as some mentioned) and I find no odor, unpleasant or pleasant on the set.
I think it will serve our purposes well, and last for years. Good set for the cost. Only drawback is I thought it would be oak board and it is not. Also it is just a tad small (square) I believe 10x10 inch.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon August 4, 2009
When I bought this board, I was looking for the cheapest possible checkers board, and that is what I got. It is cheap, but not without a cost. You get a very solid board, a pointlessly short set of directions, and just the right number of pieces for a game.

Things to improve:
1) Quality control. As usual with anything made in China, there was no quality control on this product. One of the pieces was missing the swirl design used to "queen" a piece. Another reviewer had this same problem.

2) No spare pieces. I have never seen a checkers board not come with a few spare pieces. Especially since this is such a small board and set of pieces not coming with at least one or two spares is kind of a rip off.

3) I wish I bought a Checker / Chess combo board. My daughter is 5, so I thought that Chess was too far off to warrant buying a Chess and Checkers combination board. I was wrong.

My recommendation to you is not to make the same mistake I did. Spend a little money to get something nice, preferably made in America (or Europe). If you do buy this, you will be assured that you will get what you paid for.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2013
I got this for my mom as a gift because she wanted to play checkers. However, the board was small and my mom (who is 74) advised me that the correct colors for a checker board are black and red. Not black and wood. So, this went back and I got her the old fashioned checker board instead. She loves the new one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2014
Cheap material used. portions of checked surface material peeled off the wood on same day i received it, making it useless. Not impressed. I should have known better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2014
This game is pretty well made. The pieces are plastic but not cheap. One side has a crown on it and the other side is smooth. The board is also well-made and feels like it should last for awhile. A decent board!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2011
I love wood boards and this checkers set is great! Checkers is a game that everyone should learn; it simple, competitive, and fun to play for all ages. The other side of the board has a tic-tac-toe board for those times when you don't want quite so challenging or involved a game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2013
This checkers/chess set is irritating. The board is thick and durable, but it is also small. When you stack the checkers to "king" someone, the top piece easily slides off because there are no ridges on the checkers. I am returning it.
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