Checkers News


Welcome to the homepage of CheckerBoard, one of the most powerful checkers programs for the windows platform. This page contains the latest news on CheckerBoard and related programs; use the menu on the left to download the program and to learn more about CheckerBoard, its main engine Cake, opening books and endgame databases etc.

December 2, 2013 CheckerBoard 1.721, 32 & 64-bit

A small bugfix for the position search in CheckerBoard. Download the CheckerBoard setup package for 32-bit windows or for 64-bit windows!

March 25, 2011 Checkers for the Amazon Kindle

A checkers program for the Amazon Kindle has just been released - and it's got my Java checkers engine under the hood! You can buy it from Amazon and read more on the A gamz website. The developers seem to have done a great job on it, with many difficulty levels, hints for newbies, and even relaxed rules for those unfamiliar with the must-capture rule.

February 14, 2011 Checkers Tutor 2.1

I just posted Checkers Tutor 2.1 on the Android market. It is probably the most sophisticated checkers application for the Android platform; in particular, it has levels ranging smoothly from awful to extremely good, so that it will be an appropriate partner for players of all levels. Read more about it on my Checkers Tutor page, and on my checkers programming blog and then go and buy it on the Android market for a lousy dollar (and support your favorite checkers programmer while doing so)!

February 6, 2011 Frog checkers for the iPhone

Once again, my simple checkers code has been used in an iPhone app - and having a soft spot for frogs, I am particularly pleased that it is frog checkers!
This is already the third iPhone app with my AI inside, the other two being Geoff Rainville's Teeny checkers and Jon Schlegel's Draughts Free / Draughts Premium. More on Teeny checkers, Draughts Free and Draughts Premium.

March 30, 2010 jCheckers

I finally managed to finish my Java checkers program jCheckers; it has already been tested on Linux and Mac, and seems to deliver on Java's promise of "write once, run anywhere". You can learn more about the program and download it on the jCheckers page.