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Slovakian checkers

Slovenská dáma (also known as Slovakian Draughts or Slovakian Checkers in the west) is the checkers variant most widely enjoyed in the Slovak Republic. It is closely related to Czech Checkers.


The rules of Slovakian Checkers are similar to Czech Checkers.

However, there are also a few differences between these two games:

  • Each player begins with only two ranks of men (see diagram above).
  • The huffing rule is enforced: if a piece that must capture does not do so, the opponent may, at his option, take it before his own move.
  • If a player has no legal moves, but does still have pieces on the board, the game is a draw.