Checkers or Draughts is a classic and well-known strategy board game played by two players on a square 8×8 gameboard. In this game, there are two modes provided; the Standard and Giveaway modes. In addition, the game rules can be set to suit your game play before starting any match. It can be played either against Android (CPU) or a friend both online and offline respectively.

Real-time Multiplayer

  • Play a real-time online match against other players around the world
  • Invite your friend to play a match online
  • Online profile includes global ranking and level
  • Real-time chat is available during online game
  • Discover opponent ranking and level
  • In-game video recording. Record, watch and share with your friends
  • Powered by Google Play Game Services (reliable, easy to implement and setup)

Game Features

  • 8×8 board size (24 pieces)
  • Three levels of competitive AI
  • Two game modes; standard & giveaway
  • Rules selection and customization
  • Four rules option: mandatory capture, flying king, king eat first & backward jump
  • Undo in-game capability
  • Non-intrusive ads
  • Rewarded video ads option
  • Online leaderboard
  • Also support Firebase for game analytics


The game is monetized via below in-app advertising:

  • Admob banners + interstitial + rewarded video ads
  • AppBrain start-up interstitial (revenue booster due to high eCPM)

Requirements & Reskin

The game was developed using Java, libGDX and Android Studio. Here are the summaries for the re-skinning process:-

  1. Import the game into Android Studio
  2. Replace all the images with your own graphics
  3. Replace the Admob ids and rename the game package
  4. Build a signed apk and your online Checkers game is ready to be published

Don’t worry, the details of setup and the re-skinning process can be found on the provided documentation.


Android apk file: download here


These are the configurations for the updated codes - 23 July 2018 :-
- Android Studio 3.1.1
- Android Build Tool 27.0.3 
- Gradle 2.2.0
- libGDX 1.9.8
Thank you!