Kade has never played checkers before so you can imagine how the first game went. I went easy on him but the game still ended with tears. I talked him into trying it again. He agreed. The second game was much closer - we were down to kings and I had one more than he did - and there were no tears. He asked to play a third game. We played. Let's just say that Kade is a quick study at strategy and the student surpassed the teacher. I didn't cry, just for the record.