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Origin

Board and pieces

Men´s moves

Kings moves

Capture compulsory

Particularities about the end of the game

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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.

This variant is played in some states in the south of USA. It is very similar to Brasilian draughts (International draughts 8x8), but in this case the rule about the maximum quantity capture is not applied. The captures are compulsore in the same way as Russian draughts.

Board and pieces

8x8 draughtboard with lower right white corner. Each player starts with 12 men (white and black) placed on the first 3 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.

Capture compulsory

If possible, any capture move must be made, but it doesn´t necessarily have to be the move that captures the maximum amount of pieces. When one king jumps over an opponent piece and there are several possible squares to land on, there is an higher priority for the squares from whom it is possible to go on jumping.

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.

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