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The black checkers are flat and the white ones curved on top.
The old man and child were playing checkers in the comfortable den when a housekeeper called them to dinner.
Checkers requires 2 players and an 8 x 8 open space on the ground to use as the game board.
You'll recognize some of the games immediately - classics like chess and checkers are widespread - but others you'll only see on a computer.
Backgammon, although not quite as ubiquitous as say checkers or chess, has been around for age.