While others go gaga over computer games, Bill Cosby is remaining true to that old classic - checkers.

"This game is like a magnet," the comedian said Tuesday. "Kids and adults actually want to take a break from the computer to play it."Cosby is backing the Bill Cosby Cube Checkers Challenge, billed as the world's largest checkers tournament. It will start next week with games at FAO Schwartz stores across the country. The Nov. 9 championship tournament will be held in New York.

Cube Checkers includes two improvisations on the original game: It's played with numbered cubes and players get two moves at a time.

The $5 fee will benefit the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, set up in memory of Cosby's son, Ennis, killed last year in a robbery attempt. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the game will also go to the fund.