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International DraughtsInternational Draughts


Origin

Board and pieces

Men´s moves

Kings moves

Maximum capture compulsory

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Origin

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.

As the name says, it is one of the more widespreaded draughts variants in all the world. There are two very similar variants, whose only difference entails in the size of the board and the number of pawns: Brasilian Draughts and Canadian Draughts

Board and pieces

10x10 draughtboard with lower right white corner. Each player starts with 20 men (white and black) placed on the first 4 rows. Dark squares are used.

Men´s moves

They move only diagonally one square forward, but captures may be made diagonally forwards and backwards. They are crowned only when the move finishes in the last row; if one man reaches the last during a capture move but it must continue jumping backwards, it does not become a king.

Kings moves

Any number of squares, diagonally forwards or backwards.

Maximum capture compulsory

If there are two or more different chances to make capture, it is compulsory to make the move that captures the maximum amount of the opponent´s pieces.

Particularities about the end of the game.

  • The game ends in a draw after doing 25 king moves in a row without advancing any man nor doing any capture
  • When one player has 3 pieces, being a king at least one of them, and the opponent only has one king, the game ends in a draw if the victory is not achieved in 10 turns
  • When one player has 2 pieces, being a king at least one of them, and the opponent only has one king, the game ends in a draw if the victory is not achieved in 5 turns

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Play by yourself: International Draughts

Play by yourself: Brasilian Draughts

Play by yourself: Canadian Draughts

Related links

Fédération Française de Jeu de Dames

Fédération Mondiale de Jeu de dames

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