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What is Aurora Borealis Draughts?

"Aurora Borealis Draughts" is a well-known checkers database program with a built-in playing and analysing module that is incredibly convenient and easy to use. Many years of development has made this program useful and easy to understand for both experienced and amateur players.

Today using multi-draughts version of "Aurora Borealis Draughts professional" you can work with 14 draughts variations (English, Italian, Russian, Brasilian, Czech, Pool, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, International, Killer, Frisian, Spantsireti and Canadian), play with advanced computer partner, analyse, easily comment games and create your own games databases!

Read about the advantages of "Aurora Borealis Draughts professional". You may also download free version with databases right now and register the program with a trial activation key or buy a full version on disks!

Important notes


Since February, 2015 all activation keys become "trial keys", an option of reactivation "Aurora Borealis Draughts" after 4 months is not available anymore. All released keys allow a single trial activation only, no reinstallation. As soon as user continues using the program he has to buy a license disk (15 EUR discount is available for activation key owners).

Aurora Borealis Draughts Lite

Completely free version is available for users who do not need all the power of Professional version. The engine can use only 16 MB of memory, up to 6 pieces endgame databases and some database functions are not available in Lite version.

Endgame databases

All additional endgame DVDs are not available anymore on download page, as soon as new 3.6 DVD contains optimized endgame databases for better performance and lower memory usage.

Seeding of large databases (DVDs and HDD archive) has been stopped on February, 15!



Version 3.6.10 Release

April, 25 2015

A complete installation of 3.6.10 version with new books is available. Visit download page.

Update 3.5 beta 7 for Win64

July, 24 2014

Fixed: fonts for game and database panels; engine plays better using WDL endgame databases; users can edit engine's parameters.

Engine guide, Download page

Full endgame databases on HDD

November, 19 2013

1TB USB3 HDD with full endgame databases (incl. 8pc Int, 10pc Rus and Braz) is 80 EUR with shipping. If you'd like to order the HDD with CD+DVD kit, it will be 130 EUR (CD+DVD+HDD+activation key+shipping)

10pc endgame database for Brasilian

August, 14 2013

10 pieces endgame database for Brasilian game has been finished. All details available on Brasilian confederation website. Version 3.5 beta 3 for 64-bit Windows is available for testing.

10pc WDL database for Russian

May, 19 2013

10-pieces WDL endgame database has been finished for Russian game.

8-pieces WDL EB for International

March, 7 2013

8pc WDL has been finished. Its full size is 142 Gb.