About the site

Checker Cruncher is a free site that provides thousands of tactics puzzles designed for checkers (draughts) enjoyment and practice. Almost everyone knows how to play checkers but playing well is a totally different story. These tactics puzzles can help. And they're fun!

Each puzzle is a short scenario where you'll play against the computer for a few moves and try to find the winning combination. All the puzzles are generated from positions that occurred in real games so they are realistic scenarios.

I hope one day to offer more features like live play or international checkers. But so far it's English Checkers and tactics puzzles. If you have questions or feedback post them on the forum.

About Checkers (Draughts)

Check out the rules page for the basics or the wikipedia article for everything else.

About Me

Hi, my name is Thomas Brooks Thomas. I'm a hobbyist chess player and professional programmer. I've used and enjoyed a lot of tools like opening explorers and tactics puzzles to become a class B chess player. But I'm a beginner checkers player and there are very few tools available to improve.

In the summer of 2014 I was playing a friendly game of checkers and lamenting the lack of learning tools to a friend when he asked "why don't you build one?" I had a lot of learning to do before I could start in earnest but here we are! Thanks Rob! My hope is that you enjoy playing on Checker Cruncher as much as I have enjoyed building it.