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

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A state with no more possible moves

We ran into a state in a game of Checkers, where there were no more possible moves. Is this situation even possible according to the correct rules (I'm not an experienced player)? And if so, is it a ...
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Checkers: Is there a strategy to win with 2 pieces (one king) vs 3 pieces (one or two kings)?

Red ended up in this situation (see picture), and ended up losing. Is there a way for Red to win? Mandatory jump is in effect.
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Checkers board game stages

I have read there are 3 types of stages in checkers, i.e. opening, mid and end game. I am confused on how to determine when these three stages exist on the checkerboard. For example, how do I tell ...
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International rules for a king how many moves can the king take if there are no opposition pieces to jump?

We started to place international rules and just watch a video on youtube that seems to indicate, that a king cannot move unlimited spaces if there are no opposition pieces to jump. Is this correct? ...
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Draughts: King required?

Can one be compelled to use his king when there are alternative moves? Especially if that move will end up having the king killed. My opponent saud I was obligated to use the king.
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What is an example of a perfectly played checkers game?

The board game American Checkers on an 8x8 board was weakly solved in 2007 and shown to be a draw (PDF link). What is an example of a perfectly played game of checkers?
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How many turns does an average game of Checkers/Draughts go for?

How many turns does a checkers/draughts tend to last for, in the the American/English variation, on an 8x8 board? I've been trying to google it but I can only find answers related to chess.
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In Checkers/Draughts, can a King jump multiple pieces and end up where it started?

title pretty much explains it, is the move depicted in the paint drawing I made legal? I don't really see why it shouldn't be as it should theoretically follow all the conventional rules of checkers ...
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Exchanging nearly all man in draughts (checkers)

I haven't played draughts (checkers) for a long time, but I recall that exchanging 3-5 men into kings in a single game is quite rare and performing more than 5 exchanges in one game is very rare. Yet,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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Can a kinged piece jump another king?

Can a kinged piece jump another king piece?
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to get a stalemate in Checkers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers? I was going to post this in StackOverflow, when I realized it really has nothing to do with programming. If it has a better home, ...
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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!
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What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers?

What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers? What are the official conditions for a "no winner game"?
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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?