Care For A Game of Pool Checkers?

Pool checkers is the Spanish variation of Chinese checkers. It is played on the dark squares of a regular checkerboard consisting of 64 alternating light and dark squares. Each player has 12 pieces of varying colors, usually referred to as black and white.

The board is evenly positioned between the players so that when you turn the board there is a dark square at both players adjacent left side. The pieces are positioned on the dark squares of the three adjacent rows on their side. The player with the dark pieces moves first and afterwards each player alternates moves.

The aim of the game is to impede the movement of his opponent from making any legal move when their turn comes. To do this, they must capture all the other player's pieces or by blocking the remaining ones so that they cannot move. A draw ensues if neither player can accomplish this.

Each piece is allowed to move one square at a time diagonally to a vacant square. Capturing a piece is done by leaping over the opponent's checkers on the nearest square after it on the premise that the square is vacant. The checkers may continue to jump on the opponent's checkers as long as there are vacant squares after them.

When a piece reaches the other side of the board, it is promoted as a king. However, if the piece accomplished it by jumping over an opponent's piece and needs to jump backwards away from that side, that piece must do so, but will not be promoted as a king. When a piece becomes the king, the opposing player makes their turn but should first place a crown on the king by placing another piece on top of the newly-promoted king.

Kings can move forward or backward on an unlimited number of squares diagonally to a vacant square. They can capture pieces diagonally by leaping forward or backward over the opponent's man or king with a minimum of one vacant square immediately after it.

Captured pieces are not removed from the board until all leaping action on the turn is done.

In cases when a player has three kings and the other a lone one, a countdown on the number of moves made by the lone king. It should only make 13 moves for the game to be declared a draw even if the succeeding move is the capture of the king.

Time limits can be applied for each move. It can be based on the number of moves with regards to the time allotted for a single move. If this is the case, the player loses if the time allotted to make a move expires.

So if you are tired of playing Chinese checkers, this game is for you.


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