Best Checkers Games of 2018 For Some Retro Fun

Checkers games have been a personal favorite of mine since I was growing up. However, with so much going on in everyday life, it can be hard to find time to sit down and play a checkers game with a friend. With 2018 coming to an end, I decided to find the best checkers games I could play on my phone, so I can play a quick game even when I’m on the go. After spending some time on Google, I found a handy list of the best checkers games.

Best 10 Games For Playing Checkers

I played a couple of the games, selected my top 3 favorites and reviewed them.

Checkers Elite for playing online

My first choice is Checkers Elite. I had a great time playing this game, especially because you can choose from a variety of checkers game modes, including American, Russian and even Brazilian checkers! I also liked that you can play checkers online with people from all over the world and participate in tournaments to compete for the top prize. I also liked that you can customize the design of your checkers board and play in both 2D and 3D modes. Lastly, I also found the challenges to be a lot of fun, as they bring in an exciting twist to the game.  I even found myself playing a few extra games just to complete some of the challenges!

The only drawback I found is that you only get a limited amount of time to make your move when playing a game. But it is understandable, considering that you are playing online against other players, so it doesn’t make sense to keep them waiting indefinitely. If you want to take your time with each game, I recommend you try out any of my other picks.

Checkers for simple and elegant gameplay

My second pick is Checkers. I found this to be a great choice if all you want is to play a simple game of checkers. The developers really did a great job, as I found that the games runs smoothly and takes up very little space on my phone. I also like that you can play any game style you want by choosing from 10 different checkers rules. I was particularly impressed by the graphics, as I found them to be very realistic. I also liked the variety of checkers themes. I found them be very elegant, with my personal favorite being the Gold theme!

I did find the computer opponents to be quite challenging. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as I particularly enjoyed the challenge and extra push of upping my game. Thankfully, you can easily tone down the difficulty by picking from 10 different levels. So far, I have found level 6 to be perfect from playing a quick game on-the-go, and level 7 when I want to sit down and try my hand at a slightly harder game.

Checkers Free for customizable difficulty levels

My third choice is Checkers Free. Whether it is your first-time playing checkers, or you are a checkers expert I’m sure you will love this game, as you can easily set your own difficulty level and start playing with just a few taps. I found the interface to be super intuitive and easy to use. I also liked that you can choose to play against a computer opponent or a friend too! Another plus I found, is the fact that you can undo a move if you tapped the wrong tile by mistake.

The only thing I was a fan of is that you do see ads in-between games. However, I found them to be short and easy to click out of. I also found it to be a small price to pay considering that all the gaming features are available for free.


So, these are my top 3 favorite checkers games. My favorite was Checkers Elite, but I really enjoyed playing the other picks too! With the challenging computer opponents and online tournaments, I’m sure you will be entertained for hours. Whether you want to play online against your friends, or simply want to play a quick game of checkers on-the-go, I’m certain you will love any of these games. Have fun playing checkers!