3-In-1 Checkers is a fun 1-player online version of the well-known Checkers board game (also called Draughts). You play against the computer, and have to remove all of your opponent’s checkers pieces by jumping over them and landing on a similar colored square to the one that you jumped from. Unlike most online checkers games this version has some new playing modes which add a cool twist to the classic strategy game. Pit your wits against varying levels of computer-controlled opponents, and try your best to come out on top.
Your strategic planning abilities will be exercised, as you have to carefully plan your moves in advance. Surprisingly, your quick reactions will also be tested, as some of the game modes require quick-fire moves and fast decision making. Have you got the strategic know-how to be crowned the Checkers King (or Queen)? See if you can ‘sweep the board’, and defeat the computer. Good luck!
How to Play: There are three different game modes to choose from – Standard, Giveaway and Extreme. Before you start a game, you can adjust the difficulty level of the computer by moving the Difficulty Bar on the right hand side of the main menu screen. In Standard Mode, you play a normal game of checkers, taking turns against the computer. Your goal is to ‘jump’ all of his pieces until there are none remaining on the board. You can only capture one of your opponent’s pieces by ‘jumping’ over it and landing on a similar colored square to the one that you jumped from.
You control the Red Checkers, the computer controls the Whites. Move your pieces by clicking and dragging them using your computer mouse or touchpad. If one of your pieces makes it to the opposite end of the board, it becomes a King. Until then, the piece can only move forwards. Once it becomes a King, the piece can move forwards and backwards as you wish. Keep jumping your opponent’s pieces until none remain to win the game. In Giveaway Mode, the objective is the opposite – the player who gets rid of all of his pieces first wins the game. In Extreme Mode, the rules are different again. There are no turns, you can move as many times as you like in a row – if you are fast enough.