Draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque, a game originating in the Middle East. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.
Getting Started: How to Play
- To Play
- White to play first.
- Peóns move diagonally forward.
- If there is an opponent diagonally in front of your peón you can capture with a jump if the following diagonal square is free.
- If your peón gets to the far side of the board it becomes a king (can move backwards).
- Game is won when one side captures all the opponent's peóns or the other side is unable to move.
Next Steps: Planned future enhancements (icebox items):
- Double jumps
- Modify to create Chess