Tagged Questions

A game played on a chessboard with black and red checkers, also called draughts.

19k views

Can a double jump move backwards in Checkers/Draughts?

In Checkers, can a non-kinged piece jump backwards as the second jump in a double jump?
8k views

Rules for kings to take pieces

In traditional draughts, the rules written on our copy of the game say a king can take in any direction even if there are empty spaces between the king and the piece it will take. Is this right? Even ...
11k views

What happens when a piece is kinged in checkers?

In checkers, what is supposed to happen when a piece gets to the other side of the board and becomes a king? Does the move end? Can the piece continue to skip in the same turn it becomes a king? Can ...
52 views

Optimal Dimensions for a Checkerboard-style board? [closed]

Let me clarify. First off: I have a sheet of paper, 8 1/2" by 8 1/2". What are the optimal dimensions (<# of squares> by <# of squares>) of a checkerboard-patterned board that I could print on ...
874 views

Can I still crown a king if I run out of pieces?

Let's say in checkers, I somehow manage to get seven pieces crowned. I only have twelve chips, but I would need fourteen chips to crown seven kings. What do I do? What if the opponent doesn't have ...
3k views

International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
55 views

Checkers only repetitive moves left to opponent [duplicate]

If opponent only can move between the two diagonal squares in the "open" corner, does he lose? How many times can he makes these fruitless moves?
148 views

Do you forfeit that piece if you do not take a compulsory move?

If your opponents misses a compulsory jump that would capture one of your pieces and moves elsewhere ...do they forfeit that piece
152 views

Should I tell my opponent about a jump they don't see?

In checkers If I see my opponent can make a jump and they don't see the jump should I tell them? What if I have a plan for after they make the jump and they don't take it. That spoils my plan.
206 views

Why is capturing mandatory in checkers/draughts? What if capturing was optional like any normal move? Would the game become completely unplayable?

I am totally new to checkers/draughts. I have just learned the rules today, and I have a question about a specific rule: why is capturing mandatory? What would happen if we changed the rules so that ...
668 views

Can a kinged piece jump another king?

Can a kinged piece jump another king piece?
639 views

How many kings is it possible to have on the board at once?

Keeping in mind the force capture rule, how many kings is possible to have (of one colour) on the board at once in Checkers? What is the sequence leading up to this?
400 views

Checkers (Draughts) Capture all pieces in 1 move

What moves would have to be played leading up to this, obviously both players would have to chip in, but how would this work? Is it even possible to get this board playing with actual rules?
309 views

Are there names for checkers openings?

I have never heard of one; but I don't know where to look to make sure. This is something I've been wondering for a long time!
512 views

Is checkers just tactics?

I've been playing tournament chess for 20 years. Recently I started playing checkers (the American version). In chess, tactics is about calculating the next few moves ahead. Strategy is the long-term ...
92 views

What happens when a promoted cell that makes a capturing move is at the king-row, and there are capturing moves available?

When a capturing move of a non-promoted cell is at the king-row, the cell becomes a king cell and can't make any other capturing move even if there are available. What about a promoted cell that ...
107 views

How the forced capture rule works with crowned pieces( in international checkers or…)

If there is a possible capture two or more fields away from a king like b--w- or b-----w- are those count as a compulsory/necessary jumps or not?
230 views

“A player must capture as many pieces as possible.” What happens if he doesn't?

There's a rule that says "A player must capture as many pieces as possible." What happens in the event a player didn't see the move with the most captures, and makes a move that takes fewer? What ...
159 views

How to counter oddities of Shade-Tree Checkers? (long distance king jumps, etc)

I know someone who played checkers with a guy, and he plays with non-standard rules. People he plays with have their own rules, in this case, he played where the kinged checkers piece can jump ...
245 views

Are these board games considered as gambling games? [closed]

Are these board games considered as gambling? A. Checkers? B. Four in a row? C. Othello? Edit: Would it be appropriate to allow children (ages < 18) to play these board games? (On the ...
104k views

Must a player take a jump in checkers?

Is a player in checkers required to take a jump if one is available? What about a double or triple jump if that is available?