"All Checkers Are Not Round"--answer

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"All Checkers Are Not Round"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:21 pm

Several years ago the Wilsons Plastic Co. put out an interesting set of checkers for the Sandusky Ohio Lions Club (many checker tournaments in the past were held in this area). The checkers themselves came in different colors, but half of them were square and the other half was round. A nice checkerboard accompanied the checkers. "Checker Trivia question of the Day". What was the reasoning for the two shapes of these checker pieces? (Cont.)
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Re: "All Checkers Are Not Round"

Postby Bob Murr on Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:33 pm

For blind players to be able to identify the pieces by feel.
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Re: "All Checkers Are Not Round"

Postby Palomino on Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:54 pm

What is different about the checkerboard used by blind players?
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Re: "All Checkers Are Not Round"

Postby Bob Murr on Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:49 pm

I've never seen one of the boards, but I have heard that the squares are dished somewhat to hold the checkers in place.
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Re: "All Checkers Are Not Round"--answer

Postby Palomino on Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:19 am

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