Checkers and Variants - QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE CHECKER RULES

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QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE RULES FOR CHECKERS & VARIANTS


VariantSizePiecesFirst MoveMan's MoveJump BackJump MaxKing's MoveSpecial Rules
Canadian121230 eaWhitediagyesyesfly diagSame rules as International and Brazilian
International101020 eaWhitediagyesyesfly diagSame rules as Canadian and Brazilian
Frisian101020 eaWhitediagyesyesfly diagHybrid game: men and kings move diagonally (men only forward), both jump in all 8 directions
Checkers8812 eaReddiagnono1 sq diagStandard Checker game at GT
Restriction8812 eaReddiagnono1 sq diag3-move ballot: selected randomly or by you
11-man ballot8811 eaReddiagnono1 sq diagRandom removal 1 piece ea side, random first move ea side, right to accept or refuse
Giveaway8812 eaReddiagnono1 sq diagStandard Checkers, goal is to lose
Pool8812 eaReddiagyesnofly diagLike Russian except man jumping in and out of back row does not crown
Russian8812 eaWhitediagyesnofly diagLike Pool except man jumping in and out of back row crowns en passant
Brazilian8812 eaWhitediagyesyesfly diagSame rules as Canadian and International
AfrAmer Straight8812 eaReddiagnonofly diagLike basic Checkers except for long-range king
Czech8812 eaWhitediagnonofly diagJumping with king is mandatory if possible
8-man Czech888 eaWhitediagnonofly diagSame rules as 12-man Czech
Italian8812 eaWhitediagnoyes1 sq diagMen cannot jump king, jump max pieces, jump with king, jump max kings, jump king first
Spanish8812 eaWhitediagnoyesfly diagJump max pieces, jump max kings
Argentinian8812 eaWhitediagnoyesfly diagJump max pieces, jump max kings, kings demote after jump
Thai888 eaWhitediagnonofly diagKings demote after jump and can turn 180 degrees
Armenian8816 eaWhiteforwd / diag / sidenoyesfly 8 dirsHybrid game: men move in 5 directions, jump in 3 (not back); kings move in 8, jump in 4
Turkish8816 eaWhiteforwd / sidenoyesfly orthOrthogonal game: men move/jump in 3 directions (not back); kings move/jump in 4
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