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How to play Brazilian Draughts?

Brazilian Draughts, also known as "Damas Brasileiras" or "Damas Brasileiras 64 Casas", is a variant of checkers that is widely popular in Brazil. It is played on a 64 square checkerboard and otherwise has the same rules as International Draughts. Canadian Checkers has the same rules as Brazilian and International Draughts but is played on an 8x8 board. If you are new to Brazilian Draughts, this guide will help you learn how to play the game.


To start, the checkerboard should be positioned so that each player has a dark square at the lower right-hand corner. Each player gets 12 pieces, which are placed on the dark squares of the first three rows on his or her side of the board.


The game begins with the player who has the darker pieces moving first. Players take turns moving their pieces diagonally, one square at a time, towards the opponent's side of the board. Pieces can only move forward unless they are capturing, until they reach the opposite end of the board, at which point they become "kings."

Kings are pieces that have reached the opponent's side of the board and are then crowned by placing another piece on top of them. Once a piece is crowned, it can move both forward and backward diagonally any number of unobstructed spaces, making it a much more powerful piece.


In Brazilian Draughts, capturing an opponent's piece is mandatory whenever possible. To capture an opponent's piece, you must jump over it diagonally, landing on the square immediately behind it. You can capture multiple pieces in a single turn if your pieces are positioned correctly. If a capturing move is available, the player must make the move. If there are multiple capturing moves available, the player must choose the one that captures the most pieces.


The game is won by the player who captures all of his or her opponent's pieces or when their opponent is unable to make a legal move.

Brazilian Draughts is a fun and challenging game that requires strategy and skill. With the right approach, anyone can learn to play and enjoy the game. So, gather some friends, set up a checkerboard, and start playing!