Draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.
Draughts is played on a 64 square chess board. Take 12 counters of one colour and place one on each of the black squares in the first 3 rows of your side. Your opponent does the same. The object of the game is to capture all of your opponent's pieces or block them so they cannot be moved.