How many pieces are in a set of Draughts?

How many pieces are in a set of Draughts?

12 piecesEquipment. The game of Draughts is played on a standard Chess board 64 black and white chequered squares. Each player has 12 pieces normally in the form of fat round counters.

How many pieces are in a set of checkers?

12Official tournament checker boards are 16 inches wide with alternating green and buff squares. The board should be placed so that there is a light corner square nearest each player's right-hand side and a dark corner square nearest each player's left-hand side. Each player starts out with 12 playing pieces.

Can you take multiple pieces in Draughts?

If the capturing draught can continue to leap over other enemy draughts and capture multiple draughts in the same turn of play it is permitted to do so. Draughts that are taken or captured are immediately removed from the board and when the piece finally comes to rest the turn is finished.

What are the rules of Draughts?

Draughts (or checkers) is played by two players, on opposite sides of a playing board, alternating moves. One player has dark pieces, and the other has light pieces. It is against the rules for one player to move the other player's pieces. The player with the light pieces makes the first move unless stated otherwise.