\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. by Todd Ordal | Sep 15, 2011. The photos made everything really easy to understand. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. It helps a lot. In the basic scenario described, this is an unexciting 1-for-1 trade. To win a game of checkers, you have to move your pieces towards your opponent's side of the board. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Computers, AI, and Checkers . Total downloads. The origins of the game can be traced back to the ancient city of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating back to about 3000 BCE. Checkers is played by two persons who oppose each other across a board of 64 light and dark squares, the same as a chessboard. Always try to control the center of the board during a game, which will keep your options open and prevent your opponent from gaining the upper hand. Don’t Rush It, or the Thinker. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.