There are many draughts games, all of them with their own rules. Here are explained only the specific aspects of the this game. You can learn the rules that are common to all the draughts games at the Draughts games common characteristics and rules page.
This is the more played variant of draughts in Anglo-Saxon countries (specially in USA and UK).
Board and pieces
8x8 draughtboard with lower right white corner (usually clear squares are yellow and dark squares green). Each player starts with 12 men (dark, usually red, for the first, and white for the opponent) placed on the first 3 rows. Dark squares are used.
They move and capture only diagonally forwards.
They move and capture diagonally forwards or backwards, but they can´t jump over empty cells. So the only difference with men is the option to move backwards. Unlike the remaining variants, Anglo-American and Italian draughts do not allow the flying king.
Particularities about the end of the game
The game ends in a draw after doing 100 king moves in a row without advancing any man nor doing any capture.
Play online with some other players
Play by yourself: Checkers
American Checker Federation
The English Draughts Association