INT'L DRAUGHTS RULES (NIGERIAN/GHANAIAN - MIRRORED VERSION)
We have put together the International Draughts Rules NIGERIAN VERSION (10 X 10 Board) Which is also suited for the GHANAIAN VERSION (INDEED FOR ALL MIRRORED BOARD VERSIONS) for the benefit of NEW PLAYERS. This is also to remind ALL PLAYERS of the Standard Rules of the Game, so that we ALL will be guided by the same RULES AND REGULATIONS.
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WHAT IS DRAUGHTS GAME
International Draughts as played in Nigeria, Ghana and Indeed in some African Countries, is a table Board Game for two players on a 10 x 10 Board, using 40 Round or Square pieces called "Seed" (20 Seeds for each player) on a "Draughts Board" with 50 Black and 50 White Squares (The Black and White Squares could also be in other colours).
The game is known as Draughts in United Kingdom and Checkers in the United States of America.
The "Draughts Board" is positioned on the laps of both players that are seated or sometimes the board is put on top of a table. The Central Line or Longest Line (diagonal) has to be at the right hand side of both players.
The seeds (20 seeds (Pieces) for each player) are arranged on the black squares and all moves are made on the Black squares. Both players will take turn by being the first to make a move with every new game. Lots are drawn to establish the first person to start.
INT'L DRAUGHTS RULES (NIGERIA/GHANA VERSION)
You can learn the games COMPREHENSIVE RULES WITH ILLUSTRATED PAGES by clicking ((Download/Print the Comprehensive Manual Here).
You can also see the ABRIDGED RULES (Download/Print the Abridged Manual Here).
However, here is a summary of the main rules:
1. Capturing of a piece (seed) is compulsory (both Forward and Backward)
2. When a player has two (Multiple) places to capture (eat-up) during playing, THE PLAYER AS A RULE IS FREE TO CAPTURE TO ANY PLACE HE SO DESIRE. The capture of the largest number of pieces (seeds) is NOT OBLIGATORY.
3. When a Seed (Piece) succeeds in reaching the Backline of its opponent (or the Promotion Line), it is crowned a “King” by placing an already captured seed (piece) on top of the seed that has reached the Backline. This is to distinguish a King from an ordinary Seed.