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    Is there a program where I can play checkers with my out of state friend via the web?

    One of my friends moved away last year, and he and I want to play checkers over the web. Anybody know if this is possible?
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    Just use the same reference system that long-distance chess players use, A1-H8, and play via email, each with his own board set up at home, tracking the changes.

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    Each of you download and install MSN Messenger, there you can chat, play checkers and other games.
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    Or if you have a webcam....

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    cnet has games you can download too free

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    Quote Originally Posted by reich17
    Each of you download and install MSN Messenger, there you can chat, play checkers and other games.

    Hmmmmm. Yahoo IMing won't work on my PC, so I use meebo to chat on yahoo, but I never tried MSN. I suppose I should see if MSN will work.

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    You don't need Yahoo Messenger, just go to Yahoo Games to same checkers room and one of you invite the other to a game and you should be good to go. I just to use Yahoo Games years ago to play backgammon with a friend of mine.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Thanks KT. Problem is, I can't seem to get yahoo games to work either. Looks like I need to get my computer expert friends to help me. Problem is, my main computer dork friend is vacationing in Miami.
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    Well....if all else fails, I'm sure a google could land you many freeware net checkers games.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Go to pogo.com. Plenty of games including checkers.
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    The old-fashioned way always works. See post #2. But it's not like playing on the computer. It's, uh, only like using a real checkerboard with real checkers. Not very seksay for today's computer-oriented youth.

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    You are right Vega, but the main issue is time. My buddy is doing 60 hours a week with 2 different jobs, while going to school. I personally am about to be almost as busy. Certainly it will remain an option if we end up not liking any of the other options, but we would like to crank out as many games as possible with our limited free time.
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    Is "checkers" some sort of obscure euphemism for something that I don't really want to know about?

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    Only if board games disturb you.
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    pogo.com?

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    My, Vega's revealing her age here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    pogo.com?
    Tried to go to that, but my PC can't seem to run that page. I still need the help of my buddy vacationing in Miami.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Hmmmmm. Yahoo IMing won't work on my PC, so I use meebo to chat on yahoo, but I never tried MSN. I suppose I should see if MSN will work.

    Thanks everybody
    Yahoo Games requires the JavaVM from SUN Microsystems. Microsoft unbundled Java support from Windows back when Win2000 came out. Probably couldn't beat up on SUN like they could on the smaller developers. Anyway, go to the Java download page and get the latest runtime. Run it after it downloads to install. Be sure to pick both IE and Firefox options.

    Then go to the Yahoo Games - Checkers board. Start a new game with your YahooID and invite your friend to join. That's it.
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    Thanks Danno.

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