American Checkers for iPhone (App Store Link)

My boy started getting into checkers a few months ago, which means I’m into checkers now, too. I looked around in the App Store, and while there were a bunch of checkers games, none of them were any good. (In fact, many of them don’t even enforce the rules of the game, such as that if you can jump, you must jump — why would anyone program a checkers game that doesn’t enforce the rules?)

But then came Igor Diakov’s American Checkers, released earlier this month. This is a great iPhone checkers game — without question the best in the App Store — and it costs just $1. The gameplay is good, the AI has five settings that (for me at least) span the gamut from easy to impossible, and it’s very fun.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009