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Checker Rug

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Checkers is one of the oldest games in existence, and its popularity hasn't waned! The earliest game was unearthed in Mesopotamia and goes back thousands of years. Learn traditional play and intern...
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We like getting the checker rug out in the evenings to teach our 7 year old how to play. Our 2 year enjoys stacking the checkers :) Amber C

fun and funny. it's more fun to play checkers on this big rug instead of a little board. plus, grandpa can see the big squares. he used to play the game in World War II, nobody in our family can beat him! It's a simple game but can really get you going, especially when you play for "who does the ... Lauren B - Homeschooler

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Checkers is one of the oldest games in existence, and its popularity hasn't waned! The earliest game was unearthed in Mesopotamia and goes back thousands of years. Learn traditional play and international variants on this jumbo rug with extra-large checkers pieces, perfect for young children to grasp and the very old to see.
Checkers is one of the oldest games in existence, and its popularity hasn't waned!

The earliest Checkers-style game was unearthed in Mesopotamia! Ancient Egyptians had their own variation, too. This game has been popular for thousands of years!

Checkers involves strategy and the ability to think ahead several moves, without being overly complicated. With just a few simple rules, even younger children can learn to play!

In America, it's called Checkers; in England it's called Draughts; and there are variants across the globe. Some variants involve board size, ranging up to 12 x 12 boards, while the most common are played on 8 x 8 checkers boards.

The American version involves only diagonal moves across an 8 x 8 board. The checkers are placed only on the dark squares. Each player starts with 12 pawns in the 3 rows closest to them. Pawns can only move forward. Jump other players to capture their pawns.

Move a pawn to the furthest line to King (or Queen) the pawn (this is done by placing a second checker on top). The King or Queen can now move forward and backwards along the board to capture!

The game ends when one player's pawns have all been captured, or if both players are unable to make a move.

Once you get the hang of the American version, feel free to play with the international versions, learning such things as Flying Kings, sequence captures, and movement styles.

Machine-washable Jumbo Checkers Rug measures 28 x 28 inches with jumbo checkers and storage bag. Made in the USA!

Checker Rug
  • Play the classic game in large scale
  • Encourages strategy, game sportsmanship, problem solving
  • Play checkers, or any of the international variants!
  • Other game option instructions are included
  • Easy-to-handle pieces and large board rug are easy to see
  • Perfect for the very young to grasp and the very old to see
  • Rug measures 28 x 28 inches
  • Rug is machine washable
  • Includes: jumbo checkers rug, storage bag, 24 checkers (12 red, 12 black)
  • Made in the USA

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      Review of Checker Rug
      Feb 07, 2017

      We like getting the checker rug out in the evenings to teach our 7 year old how to play. Our 2 year enjoys stacking the checkers :)

      Amber C
      giant checkers
      Jan 05, 2017

      fun and funny. it's more fun to play checkers on this big rug instead of a little board. plus, grandpa can see the big squares. he used to play the game in World War II, nobody in our family can beat him! It's a simple game but can really get you going, especially when you play for "who does the dishes".

      Lauren B - Homeschooler
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      Jan 05, 2017

      I ordered it for my aunt, who is a third grade teacher...Her students loved the checker board game...We are going to order more...So she can give them out as gifts..

      Lauren B - Homeschooler
      Great Checker Rug
      Nov 30, 2016

      My 5 yr. old daughter wanted to learn to play checkers. I wanted one made in the USA, so I bought this one. We love it! The pieces are big enough that they don't get lost and I like it's originality.

      Hillary U - Super-hero
      Checkers
      Nov 27, 2016

      A nice game that my kids and I enjoy playing. The quality of the rug is a little lacking. It seems cheap and the checkerboard ink is printed on a little crooked, but it's still usable. It just makes it look a little cheap. The checkers are a nice quality though with no sharp edges.

      Teresa C

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