• Brazilian Draughts is played by two players. Each player begins the game with 12
colored discs. (Typically, one set of pieces is black and the other
• The board consists of 64 squares, alternating between 32 dark and 32
light squares. It is positioned so that each player has a light square
on the right side corner closest to him or her.
• Each player places his or her pieces on the 12 dark squares closest to
him or her.
• White moves first. Players then alternate moves.
• Moves are allowed only on the dark squares, so pieces always move
diagonally. Single pieces are always limited to forward moves (toward
• A piece making a non-capturing move (not involving a jump) may move
only one square.
• A piece making a capturing move (a jump) leaps over one of the
opponent's pieces, landing in a straight diagonal line on the other
side. Only one piece may be captured in a single jump; however, multiple
jumps are allowed on a single turn.
• The pieces are removed from the board only after the jump sequence, in other words, the captured piece is not removed before the last jump.
• If a player is able to make a capture, there is no option - the jump
must be made. If more than one capture is available, the player is free
to choose whichever he or she prefers.
• The captures in Italian Draughts follow the maximum capture compulsory rule, i.e., if you have more than one choice to make a capture you must to make the capture sequence where there is the maximum number of opponent captured pieces. Even if you have more than one choice following this rule, you should to make the capture made by kings.
• If even following the maximum capture compulsory you have more than one possibility to make a sequence of captures, there is the quality capture compulsory rule, i.e., if you have more than one choice to make a capture you must to make the capture sequence where there is the maximum number of opponent captured KINGS. Finally, if you have more than one choice following the maximum capture and quality capture compulsory said so far and you have more than one choice, you must choose the capture sequence where the first captured piece is a king (if exist).
• Back captures made by a piece (non-kings) are not allowed.
• When a piece reaches the furthest row from the player who controls
that piece, it is crowned and becomes a king.
• Kings are limited to moving diagonally, but may move both forward and
backward. (Remember that single pieces, i.e. non-kings, are always
limited to forward moves.). Kings can move only one square per move.
• A non-king piece can't capture kings.
• A player wins the game when the opponent can't make a move. In most
cases, this is because all of the opponent's pieces have been captured,
but it could also be because all of his pieces are blocked in.
• The game will draw if both players agree or automatically when at least 50 moves (i.e., 25 moves by each side and remembering that a capture sequence is a single move) without capturing and without king promotion was made by both players.