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What is used for play:
bubbleshooter board: Checkers is played on a 64 square board (8x8 grid), the same as a chess game. However, only the 32 dark colored squares are used in checkers. Each player starts with 12 discs (checkers), of the same color, (crown design face down) and places the checkers pieces on the dark squares closest to each player. Each of the 2 players should have the closest 3 rows of dark squares filled with his or her checkers at the beginning of play.
How to Play Checkers / Checkers Rules:
General: Checkers is a 2 player game, whether it is played as a) checkers against computer, or b) 2 players, each taking turns. Players decide who goes first however they so choose. This could be through the flip of a checker or other means.
Checkers pieces are only moved diagonally to other dark squares, moving one space forward toward opponent. Checkers may not be moved backwards towards oneself until a checker piece becomes a King (see below). If a jump of an opponent's checker is available, ther player is required to take the jump and seize the opponent's checker piece(s).
You may only jump an opponent's checkers piece if the landing square from the jump is empty. A player's standard checker piece may only jump forward over an opponent's checker piece. Once an opponent's checker piece is jumped, it is considered captured and removed from the board.
During the same player's turn and using the same checkers piece, if after the first jump, another jump is available to capture a second checker piece of the opponent, that jump must also be taken (as well as if there is a third or more jumps available). Basically, if a jump is available, it must be taken by the player.
If at the beginning of a player's turn, he or she has multiple checkers pieces that may make a jump, the player may choose which checkers piece to use that turn. A player is not required to choose the checkers piece that has the most jumps available to it on that turn.
King / Crowning:
When your checker piece reaches your opponent's last row, it is crowned and becomes a King (and ends the player's turn). Crowning is often conveyed either by stacking one of your captured checkers on top of the checkers piece or if available, flipping over your checkers piece so that the crown design is face up.
The primary benefit of crowning is that the king can move and jump both forward and backward. The king piece must follow the same jumping rules as described above.
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