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Checkers - a game that has its roots in antiquity. In ancient myths sometimes there is a mention of checkers. Some historical sources claim that loved to play checkers are the Egyptian pharaohs? Greek historian and philosopher Plato immortalized myth creator game of checkers, the god Hermes.Hermes offered goddess moon play checkers. If the moon loses, it will have it 5 days, said Hermes. Moon lost checkers. Hermes was 5 days, and added them to the 360 that already existed. Thus the game of checkers we owe that in a year there is 365 days! Knights of the Middle Ages who lived in Europe, had to be able to play checkers, which was the basis of their education.
According to historical data, Russia began to play checkers about the middle of the tenth century: in the territory of Kievan Rus found pieces made of amber, stone, horn and clay that characterizes the checkers as a game, win the hearts of all people. Similar findings were found in Sweden, Norway and the other Nordic countries, inhabited by the Vikings. Probably terrible northern soldiers and brought to the land of the Rus checkers, floating "from the Varangians to the Greeks."
Checkers were one of the favorite games of Peter I, the game of checkers, he promoted and developed throughout most of his reign, playing checkers on the "Assembly", and even commanded to allocate for the game of checkers special room. Probably for this reason, the game of checkers has become popular among Russian merchants and the entire middle class, playing checkers everywhere had to make a stop along the way. Because in Russia, as in most countries play the game became known as the "Russian checkers." Play Russian checkers loved progressive Russian writers and philosophers: Derzhavin, Pushkin, Karamzin, Tolstoy. Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and Peace" even compares game playing checkers with the strategy of fighting during the war. They say also that Napoleon preferred to play every game of checkers (probably "Russian checkers," he liked particularly acute!) And carried with him everywhere Pearl board for playing checkers.
Checkers designed for both partners in a square multicellular board. Cells for the game of checkers painted in dark and light colors alternately. Play chips are usually round, symbolizing, as in chess, battling warriors. The aim of the game is a strategy where you need to "kill" as many opponents on the far reaching horizontal field of the board and become "a king."
Some special features:
* The game of checkers with the computer as well as human to human
* The game via Bluetooth with the ability to exchange messages
* Ability to play checkers, giveaway, as well as a survival mode checkers
* Playing by the rules of Russian checkers, international checkers, pool checkers, British checkers, Brazilian checkers, Canadian checkers, and own rules.
* Ability to save the game and continue later
* Ability to cancel the moves (not limited)
* Several sizes of boards
* Several levels of difficulty
* Select the image blocks and field
* Help gamer: highlights all possible moves
* Computer game demo against computer
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Keywords: shashky, "шашки игра", chekers, "Русские шашки", Россия, Шашки, Shashki, "Russian checkers", "Russian draughts", chess, шахматы, Bluetooth, блютуз, блютуз
Recently changed in this version:
- The game via Bluetooth with the ability to exchange messages
- Added a slight pause between moves in the demo game
- Always the first to go white