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Damas (Spanish Draughts)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Europe

Categories

Board, War, Leaping, Draughts.

Description

Damas is a Draughts game known from at least sixteenth century Spain. In it, the king has a long move, which influenced later Draughts games and may have even inspired the long queen and bishop in Chess.

Rules

8x8 checkered board. twelve pieces per player, placed on the first three rows closest to the players. Players alternate turns moving a piece forward diagonally to an empty space. Pieces may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty adjacent space. Captures are compulsory, multiple captures are possible, the maximum capture possible is required, and failure to do so is penalized by the huff, where the piece that should have made the capture is itself captured. When a piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from where it started, it becomes a king. Kings may move any distance diagonally forward or backward, and may capture any number of opponent's pieces it leaps over. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.

van der Stoep 184: 82; Murray 1951: 78.

Origin

Spain

Ludeme Description

Damas.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 78; van der Stoep 1984: 82-83.

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Sources

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

van der Stoep, A. 1984. A History of Draughts: with a Diachronic Study of Words for Draughts, Chess, Backgammon, and Morris. trans. by Monique de Meijer. The Hague: CIP-Gegevens Koninklijke Bibliotheek.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.749

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