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Canadian Draughts

Period

Modern

Region

Canada

Description

Canadian draughts is played on a 12x12 checker board and is popular in Canada (particularly Quebec) and was also known to be played in New England. Anecdotally, it is said to have been invented by French settlers to Quebec, but 12x12 boards are known from Europe before this.. Played on a 12x12 board with 30 pieces per player. Otherwise, follows the rules of international draughts.

Rules

The rules are the same as for International Draughts, but played on a 12x12 board with 30 pieces, placed on the dark squares, per player.

Origin

Canada or Europe

Ludeme Description

Canadian Draughts.lud

Variants

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Sources

Murray, H.J.R. 1951 A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Twiss, R. 1805. Miscellanies in Two Volumes. London: Twiss.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.26

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