English draughts, also known as American checkers. Men cannot jump backwards, and Kings are not flying
The rules for moving the pieces and capturing are the same as Spanish draughts, except for the following rules.
- Kings are not 'flying' this means Kings can only move one square at a time, either forwards or backwards.
- A player is forced to capture when there is a capture possible. However, a player may choose any capture that is available, and is not forced to play the longest sequence. Once a capture chain has started, a player must always finish the whole sequence.
- Black is the starting player.
Winning and drawing
- A player wins the game when the opponent no longer has any valid moves. This can be either because all of the player's pieces have been captured, or because they are all blocked and thus have no more squares available to move to.
- If the same position appears on the board for the third time, with the same side to move, the game is considered drawn by threefold repetition.
- If there has been no progress made in 40 moves by either player the game is drawn.