International checkers

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If you have been searching for a more challenging checkers variant, look no further. In international checkers you move as in traditional checkers, but can capture forwards or backwards. And with the kings flying around the 10 X10 board it is easy to see why this game has remained a favorite around the world.

Players 2

Equipment

10X10 Checker board
20 white checkers and 20 dark checkers

How to play

Checkers are set up on just the dark squares of the player’s first four rows.

Checkers move forward on the diagonal one square.

Checkers can capture forward or backward on the diagonal by hoping over the opponents checker and landing on the empty behind it. If there is another checker that can be capture when it lands it continues to hop. Captures are mandatory and a player must make as many captures as possible.

When a checker reaches the back row it becomes a king. A king moves as many unblocked squares as the player wishes forward or backwards on the diagonal. When a king captures it hops over the checker and can land on any empty square on a diagonal line behind the captured checker.

A player wins when he or she captures all the opponents’ checkers or block them so they can not move.

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