Draughts variants

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  • International draughts
    International draughts (also called Polish draughts or international checkers) is a strategy board game for two players, one of the variants of draughts.
  • Lasca
    Lasca (also called Laska or Laskers) is a draughts (or checkers) variant, invented by the second World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker (1868–1941).
  • Ludus latrunculorum
    Ludus latrunculorum, latrunculi, or simply latrones (“the game of brigands”, from latrunculus, diminutive of latro, mercenary or highwayman) was a two-player strategy board game played throughout the Roman Empire.
  • Bashni
    Bashni (also known as Stolbovye shashki) is a draughts game based on the rules of Russian draughts, main difference from other draughts games is that after capturing pieces instead of being removed from the board are placed under the piece that jumped over them, forming a column (Russian word Bashni meaning column).
  • Russian draughts
    Russian draughts (also known as Shashki or Russian shashki) is a variant of draughts (checkers) played in Russia and some parts of the former USSR, as well as parts of Eastern Europe and Israel.
  • Fanorona
    Fanorona (Malagasy pronunciation: [fə̥ˈnurnə̥]) is a strategy board game for two players.
  • English draughts
    English draughts (British English) or checkers (American English and Canadian English), also called American checkers or Straight checkers, is a form of the strategy board game draughts.
  • Poddavki
    Poddavki (also known as Obratnye Russian shashki) is a draughts game based on the rules of Russian draughts, main difference from other draughts games is that a player wins if he doesn't have any legal moves on his turn (either by giving up all of his checkers or having them being blocked).
  • Halma
    Halma (from the Greek word ἅλμα meaning "jump") is a strategy board game invented in 1883 or 1884 by George Howard Monks, a US thoracic surgeon at Harvard Medical School.
  • Alquerque
    Alquerque (also known as Qirkat) is a strategy board game that is thought to have originated in the Middle East.