Checkers Game

How to play Checkers :

You are the White.

Move your pawns in diagonal. If one of your pawns, a black pawn and a empty box are aligned, then you can jump over the black pawn and take it.

As soon as a player lost all his pawns or cannot move any more, the game is finished.



The Checkers game :

The Checkers game (or Draughts) is played by two players on a 8x8 chess-board.
Only the dark boxes are used (the clear boxes are never used).

The players take place on both sides. A player plays with the dark pawns, and the other with the clear pawns.
The players move their pawns in turn, diagonally of a box to another.
When a player jumps over a pawn of his adversary, it takes this pawn.


The pawns are flat and round and, usually, blacks and beiges. The darker pawns are always called the "blacks" and the clearest pawns are always called the "white".
There are two types of pawns: simple pawns and Kings. A King is made by piling up two pawns.

The starting position

Each player starts with his 12 pawns out of the three lines closest to him.

How to move

A player can move in two manners. A pawn can be advanced, diagonally, towards the dark box nearest.
If a pawn of the player, a pawn of the other player and a box empty are aligned, then the first player must take the pawn of the other player - the first player jumps over the pawn of the other player on the following empty box, takes the pawn of the other player and withdraws it.
A player can make multiple jumps with only one pawn during his turn, if each jump makes it possible to take a new part of the adversary.
Sometimes a player can have two possibility of catches. In this case, it can choose which parts to take.


If the pawn of a player reaches the last line, it becomes a King. This part can move ahead and behind (the simple pawns can only advance).

End of the play

The first player who cannot move a pawn or a King is losing. Thus, if a player loses all his pawns, it loses the play.
A player can also choose to lose. If nobody can lose, the play is null.


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