Thwarted Conquest: "I never said anything about checkers, old man!"
They played chess and checkers with him, let him watch soccer matches on TV and eventually gave him a radio.
Three, in jump seats, were a combination of observers and checkers.
The higher your score, the more likely it is that you can lip-sync along to the “checkers” Speech.
He taught konane, a game commonly called "Hawaiian checkers," but more like the Japanese game of "Go."
He attempted a game of checkers and lost, which did not tend to make his temper any sweeter.
There was an accountant, the store clerk, two checkers who tallied ore brought up each shift.
The game of checkers or chess is recommended by many authorities.
When the 196 King heard there was some one outside who could make the checkers he was not long in coming out.
And Anne turned geranium-color and dropped a handful of checkers.
mid-13c., "game of chess (or checkers);" c.1300, "a chessboard, board with 64 squares for playing chess or similar games; a set of chessmen" a shortening of Old French eschequier "chessboard; a game of chess," from Medieval Latin scaccarium (see check (n.)).
Meaning "pattern of squares" is late 14c. Meaning "a man or marker in the game of checkers" is from 1864. British prefers chequer. From late 14c. as "a checked design." The word had earlier senses of "table covered with checked cloth for counting" (late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), a sense also in Old French (see checker (n.2)).
"table covered with a checked cloth," specialized sense of checker (n.1), late 14c. (in Anglo-Latin from c.1300); especially a table for counting money or keeping accounts (revenue reckoned with counters); later extended to "the fiscal department of the English Crown; the Exchequer (mid-14c.; in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.).