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 game is considered the more ancient variant of the game still played. It is practised in the Iberian Peninsula, north of Africa and many countries of South and Central America.
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. Clear squares are used.
They move and capture only diagonally forwards.
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.
Quality capture compulsory
If there are two or more different chances to make a maximum capture, it is compulsory to choose between them the move (or one of the moves) that captures the maximum amount of kings.
Particularities about the end of the game
- When each player has made 20 king moves, without advancing any man nor doing any capture, the game ends in a draw
- When one player has 3 kings, at least one of them placed in the main diagonal, and the opponent only has one king, the game ends in a draw if the victory is not achieved in 13 turns
When the random opening is used, the two first moves are made randomly between 43 possible options. The goal is to avoid players repeating too much frequently the same openings.
Match games may be played: if so, the winner is the best after 2 or 4 games.
Players may resign or agree the draw in every game, but not for the whole match.
Colors are changed after every game; if the random opening option is used, the same opening is repeated for two games.
Play online with some other players
Federaçao portuguesa de damas