|PlayJava presents the most popular
Anglo-American vesrion of checkers (or draughts) -- you can play it online here. (You can play with both
live opponents and a strong computer engine Master_on_call. PlayJava maintains a
standard system of ratings for competitive players. You can also have a choice of play
with time control or without). You can read about the rules of
Anglo-American version of the game here.
Other popular versions include German or Russian checkers (also called
'Damki'). There are 2 main differences with Anglo-American version : (1)
in German or Russian checkers the kings can jump over multiple squares and (2)
in German or Russian versions the ordinary men can capture backwards. There is also
another version of the game played on a 10x10 board.