Join Goober in a game of checkers while you're waitin' on Floyd to get to you.
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Thank you to "Checkers" creator Ken Dempster
Visit his web site at http://www.engr.csulb.edu/~dempster/index.html

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How to play Java checkers game
Objective The players objective is to remove all of his opponent's pieces from the board.
Game Type Choose to play either Goober (the computer) by pressing "1 Player" or play a person there with you by pressing "2 Player." You MUST choose a method of play before game play can begin.
Game Board Players one's (Goober's) pieces are purple and are on the top of the board. Player two's (that's you) pieces are blue and are at the bottom of the board.
How to Move a piece First click once on the piece that you want to move. The square will have white outline around it. Next click once on the square you want to move it to. If it is a valid move, the piece will move to the new square. If it is not a valid move, nothing will happen. To move a different piece click once on the piece you had chosen earlier. The white outline will be removed.
How to Jump a piece First click once on the piece you want to jump with. The square will have a white outline around it like a move turn. Next click once on the square that is open on the other side of the piece you want to jump. If it is a valid jump, it will also be outlined. If that is the only piece you want to jump, click once on the open square again. You can jump up to three consecutive pieces. To choose another piece to jump over, click once on the open square on the other side of that piece to be jumped. Just like with a single jump, you can end your jump choices with clicking once on that last open square. Like the move turn, to choose a different piece to use to jump click on the first piece you choose to do the jumping.
How to restart the game Click on the 1 Player or 2 Player button to reset the game.
Game Board & It's Pieces The Game board consists of an 8x8 grid of alternating colors. Each set of pieces are places on the black squares in there particular side of the board. A set of pieces will number twelve and only fill up three rows.
Types of Pieces
Single The Single piece, consisting of only one item, is the smallest and weakest piece on the board.
King The King piece, consisting of two items on top each other, is the largest and strongest piece on the board. It is able to jump in any direction, not just in the forward direction.
Players Turn When it is the players turn he may move his piece once or jump his opponent's piece(s).
Move
Single The Single piece can only move forward to one of the black squares that are diagonally connected to its current location.
King The King piece also moves like the Single piece, but can also move in a backward direction as well as the forward direction.
Jump
Single The Single piece can jump an opponents piece in a forwardly along one of the black diagonals connected to its current location.
King As with move, the King Piece can jump in a forward and /or backward direction along one of the black diagonals connected to its current location.
Multiple Jump When jumping, a player can jump more than one of its opponents pieces in one turn. Each jump must be a valid jump.


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