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Sunday, 2 November 2014


Draughts or checkers is the name of several different board games. All of these games are similar. In every kind of draughts, the other player's pieces can be taken by being "jumped" over.

"Checkers" is the American name. In British English, and in various other English-speaking nations, these games are called "draughts."

Draughts is believed to have been played in ancient Egypt. Egyptian children had simple toys such as balls, dolls and rattles.

The first book on the game of draughts was written in 1547 by Antonio Torquemada.

Arthur L. Samuel was the first to create a checkers computer game in 1952.

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