Other than draughts is British English and checkers is American English, what is the difference between the two?
"Draughts" is a family of closely related games, so you need to be more specific about exactly which game you mean.
- English draughts is exactly the same game as (American) checkers, the one played on an 8x8 board - and as someone brought up in the UK, I can confirm that is what people in the UK mean by "draughts".
- International draughts (also called Polish draughts or international checkers) is the game played on a 10x10 board.
There is no "global" standard for these; in Italy, Latvia, Norway and the UK, the 8x8 version is the standard with the 10x10 version very rare, while in the Netherlands the 10x10 version is the standard with the 8x8 version being very rare.
As far as I know:
- Board is 10x10
- Normal pieces can jump backwards to take a piece
- Kings can move several squares in each direction
- Board is 8x8
- Normal pieces can not jump backwards to take a piece
- Kings can move 1 square in each direction. They can jump backwards to take a piece.