In the time of Peter the checkers were included in the programme of assemblies. However, until the XIX century single checkers rules didn't exist, it does not allow competition. Was taken before the party stipulated conditions.
Checkers — a Board game for two players, which consists in moving a certain way chip checkers on squares checkers Board. During the game each player owns pieces of the same colour, black or white. The goal is to deprive the enemy of the possibility of stroke by taking or locking all his checkers. Selling checkers (giveaway) the opposite purpose — to deprive themselves of the possibility of stroke. There are many options of pieces, different rules and the size of the playing field.
The main features of the checkers games:
All pieces participating in the party, are exhibited before the game on the Board. Next they move around the fields with boards and can be removed from it in case of battle the sword of the enemy.
To take the sword under the fight, necessarily.
There are only two kinds of pieces: easy and the kings. In the beginning of the game all checkers are simple. A simple piece can become a king if it reaches the last opposite row of the Board (jamochnogo field).
Simple checkers only go forward to the next field. The kings can go forward and backwards.
Checkers included in the category of so-called games of the checkers type, which includes a wide variety of table games for two to four players played on a lined Board equivalent chips. In addition to checkers, it also includes games like alkerk, th, Ko Wai, latrunculi, backgammon, Renju, Senet, and others. The opposite category — games chess — includes Board game for two to four players that also play on the Board, but unequal figures (Xiangqi, Chaturanga, chess, etc.). Common unlock games of chess-checkers type that includes the hybrid game, for example, chasmata.