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Draughts board game
Member Name: jenny967
Advantages: Good family game
I bought my son a tin of 15 games for christmas, which cost around £9 from Smyths toys, they are mostly all the older games and among the games is Draughts (Checkers), a game I have`nt played in years and to my surprise my 9 year old son already knew how to play it.
The game is for 2 players and suits children aged 6 years to adult.
The board is black and white and there are 24 checkers, 12 are black and 12 are brown, each player puts their checkers on the black squares at each end of the board.
The player with the black checkers moves first, each player moves diagonally as a single checker on to the nearest diagonal black square, when a black square is empty behind your oponents checker, you may jump it, only by moving forward. When you have got to the first line of your opponents side of the board, you are then crowned (your checker is doubled with another checker of the same colour. This means that you can move both forwards (diagonally) and backwards.
The first player to capture his or her opponents checkers or to stop their opponent from moving any remaining checkers wins.
Well I liked this game as a child and I still do, surprised to find that my son also likes it, however it does get a bit boring when your always losing (my son always wins) but we do have fun playing it. It`s a good family game and I would recommend it !!!
Thanks for reading
I have done this review on ciao
Summary: an old game but still enjoyable to play