Checkers, also called Draughts or "straight checkers", is a form of the checkers board game played on an 8x8 board with 12 pieces on each side that may only initially move and capture diagonally forwards. Only when a checkers piece is "kinged" may it move backwards. As in all checkers variants, Checkers is played by two people, on opposite sides of a checkers playing board, alternating moves. One player has black colored checkers pieces, and the other has white or red colored checkers pieces. Most commonly, the checkers board alternates between red and black. The opponent's pieces are captured by jumping over them. checkers online, checker online, free checkers online, play checkers online. Play free Dolphin Checkers with traditional rules (you must jump if possible). Make your move and king me. Increase your ranking playing at easy, medium, and hard skill levels to become a Checkers master.