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Ruleset: Dam (Sri Lanka)


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Rules from Sri Lanka.


These rules were played in Sri lanka in the early twentieth century.


12x12 checkered board. Thirty pieces per player, placed on the white spaces in the first five ranks on each player's side. Pieces move diagonally forward or backward. The opponent's pieces are captured by hopping over them. Multiple hops by one piece are allowed in one turn if they are possible. When they reach the opposite edge of the board from where they started, they become Kings. Kings may move diagonally any number of spaces. They may capture pieces proceeding along its diagonal in one direction, as long as the next space beyond the piece to be captured is empty. It may not hop over any pieces which belong to the same player, or those belonging to the opponent except to capture them. Multiple captures for the King can only be made along the same diagonal, except when it makes a capture that brings it to the edge of the board, it can make another capture along the next available diagonal, if possible. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.


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Parker 1909: 584-585.

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