What is the arrangement of the chips on the damath board?


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The most popular name for the game Damath is Draughts which is played on a checkered board game using black and red chips or black and white chips. There are 64 black and white squares on the board. Each player should have twelve pieces either all black or all white and they should set up these pieces on the opposite color, for example, black chips should be set up on white squares and vice versa. A standard chess board can be used with some plain black and white chips as pieces.

Here is a link to a picture that shows how a Draughts board should be set up: www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=draughts+board&um=1&hl=en&
Below are some instructions on how to play draughts using the standard rules, as there are quite a few variations available nowadays.

  • Step one. Once you have set up the board correctly as demonstrated in the picture above, you should toss a coin to decide which player goes first.
  • Step two. In this game, pieces can only be moved forward diagonally one piece at a time.
  • Step three. You take your opponent's pieces by jumping over them diagonally forward if there is a vacant space on the other side of their piece. It is also possible to take more than one piece in the same go if you are able to jump over another one of your opponent's pieces to a vacant space.
  • Step four. Once one of your pieces reaches the opposite side of the board, you can crown that piece as a "king". To crown a piece, your opponent must put one of your taken pieces on top of it. This crowned piece can now move diagonally backwards and forwards.
  • Step five. The game is won when one of the player's captures all of their opponent's pieces.

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