# What are the official rules to Checkers?

## What are the official rules to Checkers?

Checkers Rules

• Diagonally in the forward direction (towards the opponent) to the next dark square.
• If there is one of the opponent’s pieces next to a piece and an empty space on the other side, you jump your opponent and remove their piece. You can do multiple jumps if they are lined up in the forward direction.

## Can a non king jump a king in Checkers?

Checkers (pieces that are not Kings) can only jump forward. They can not jump backward. Checkers can not jump Kings. When moving and not jumping, Kings can only move one square at a time in any direction to an empty space along a diagonal.

Do you have to take your jumps in checkers?

In modern checkers, all jumps must be taken. In American checkers, a jump must be made only over an adjacent piece. A piece cannot jump over empty squares. Although no one actually says so, it is strongly implied that single pieces cannot jump backwards.

### Can you get a triple king in Checkers?

If a piece crosses the board, becomes a king, and then crosses the board back to its original side, it becomes a triple king and gains two abilities. It can jump: friendly pieces to travel faster.

### How many kings can you have in checkers?

There is no limit set for the number of crowned kings a player can have. A king can only capture one piece per jump but can capture more than one piece if the landing space provides a new opportunity for a capture. While doing so, the king can move both backward and forward in one sequence of jumps.

How many pieces do you need to play checkers?

Each player has 12 pieces that are like flat round disks that fit inside each of the boxes on the board. The pieces are placed on every other dark square and then staggered by rows, like shown on the board. Each Checkers player has different colored pieces. Sometimes the pieces are black and

#### How many checkers do you need to be king in Canadian checkers?

In order to be kinged the piece must land exactly in that row. Canadian checkers uses a 12×12 board and 30 checkers per player. The same rules as international draughts apply. Brazilian checkers uses an 8×8 board and uses rules similar to international draught rules. Italian checkers uses an 8×8 board.

#### Can you do more than one jump in checkers?

You can do multiple jumps if they are lined up in the forward direction. *** note: if you have a jump, you have no choice but to take it. The last row is called the king row. If you get a piece across the board to the opponent’s king row, that piece becomes a king.

How many squares are there on a checker board?

A Checker board has 64 squares of alternating colors, 32 light and 32 dark squares. Players place their discs (pieces) on the dark squares on their side of the board. Black has first play, after turns alternate. Moves can only be made on black squares, so the pieces move diagonally.