Laskers is a fun learning game for kids. It's also one of the cool kids board games and fun indoor activities.
Players want to capture opponent pieces or stop them from making any more moves on the board.
Players choose their checkers color then place them (plain side up) on the red (light) squares on their first 3 rows. If no plain side, put the star side up.
The player who has the lighter colored checkers begins and makes a move by moving one of his pieces forward, remaining on the lighter colored squares.
The next player then makes a move. Play continues with each player making one move per turn.
The jumped piece stays on the board but it is placed underneath the piece that jumped over it and is now a column.
The top piece of the column is a "guide".
A column can be an officer as well and is entitled to the backward moves.
If a column gets jumped, the top checker is removed and replaced with the player's own checker color. All other checkers are not removed.
If an officer jumps a column belonging to the opponent, the jumping checker can jump backwards over that column again. Then the next player goes.
When a piece is captured, it is put at the bottom of the column that jumped over it.
The winner is either the player who captures all his opponent's checkers or who blocks his opponent from making any more moves.