DescriptionDraughts (or Checkers) probably originated in Egypt as gaming boards were found in the Durna temple (1400 B.C.). The game Quirkat was then mentioned around 970 A.C. in an Arabic book. Following the invasion of Spain by the moors, it became Alquerque. Its rules were first written in the Libro de los juegos, commissioned by Alfonso X, king of Castille, Leon and Galicia (1221-1284).
Playing Alquerque rules on a chess board appears in the south of France around 1100. The game is described under the name Fierges in 1243, and the rule allowing promotion is introduced. The game name then changes to Dames.
There are many variants of draughts, where board size, promoted pieces move rules, compulsory capture and a few other rule details vary.
This application implements 9 variants of checkers.
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