Brazilian Checkers Rules

Brazilian Checkers CheckerboardBrazilian Checkers is a Checkers variation that is a combination of Standard Checkers and International Checkers.

Brazilian Checkers, like Standard Checkers, is played on a 8x8 checkers board with 12 pieces on each side.

However, Brazilian Checkers uses rules for International Checkers, where single men can capture opponents both forwards and back, and kings are "flying kings" that can move as far as they want along unblocked diagonals.

As the name suggests, Brazilian Checkers is played primarily in the country of Brazil, but according to Wikipedia: "In the Philippines, it is known as 'derecha' and is played on a mirrored board, often replaced by a crossed lined board (only diagonals are represented)."

See also: Other Checkers Variants

Last Update: January 9th, 2012