Malaysian Checkers

  

Are you ready checkers for on an epic scale? Then ready to try  Malaysian checkers. Popular in Malaysia  and Singapore, it has thirty checkers to a side and is played on  a 12 X 12 board. 

Players

Equipment
12X12 Checker board
30 white checkers and 30 dark checkers 

How to play 

Checkers are set up on just the dark squares of the players’ first five rows as shown in the photo above. 

Checkers move forward on the diagonal one square.

 Checkers can capture forward on the diagonal by hoping over the opponent’s checker and landing on the empty square 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. If a player  makes a move that is not a capture when he or she could have, that piece is forfeited. 

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

 A player wins when he or she  captures all the opponent’s checkers or blocks them so they can not move.

Take a look at this video of two games in progress.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-6pFxWojRaU

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