Similar rules to Brazilian, but men cant jump backwards
The traditional setup for Spanish Draughts has checkers on the light squares and a light square in the bottom right hand corner. An alternative setup with the checkers on the dark squares and a dark square in the bottom right hand corner is known as Portuguese Draughts.
However, all of the draughts variants on PlayStrategy have the following setup which is also used for Spanish Draughts on this platform:
The rules for moving the pieces and capturing are the same as Brazilian Draughts, except for the following two rules.
- Men cannot capture backwards (Kings are unaffected by this rule change, and capture normally)
- A player is still forced to capture when there is a capture possible and must choose the longest length capture. However, if they have a choice between multiple capture chains of the same maximum length, they must choose the one that captures the most Kings.
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 a player has three kings, including one on the long diagonal against one single enemy king (no men left on the board), the game is drawn after 12 moves. In other words: if the player with three kings or more does not win within 13 moves, the game is considered a draw.
- If there has been no progress made in 20 moves by either player the game is drawn.