Did you know? Checkers is also known as Draughts to the English and Fierges to the French. It has even made an appearance in Greek literature, mentioned by Homer in the epic “The Odyssey” when some haughty suitors are caught “amusing themselves with games of draughts” [source: Homer].
Checkers has been capturing the minds of board game fans around the globe for thousands of years. It is known as a mind sport of kings and men because of its depth and simplicity. Checkers is a strategy board game for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
Pictured- Azura Memory Care of Wausau having fun with this classic game.