# How many pieces are in a Draught?

## How many pieces are in a Draught?

The rules of draughts. Draughts is a game for two players. Each player has 12 draughts or pieces and the game is played on a board with 8 x 8 squares – with giant draughts the board is substantially larger than the conventional version.

## What are the rules of Draughts?

Draughts (or checkers) is played by two players, on opposite sides of a playing board, alternating moves. One player has dark pieces, and the other has light pieces. It is against the rules for one player to move the other player's pieces. The player with the light pieces makes the first move unless stated otherwise.

## How big is a Draughts board?

The most popular forms are English draughts, also called American checkers, played on an 8×8 checkerboard; Russian draughts, also played on an 8×8, and international draughts, played on a 10×10 board. There are many other variants played on 8×8 boards.

## How many rows are in a checkerboard?

8 rowsA checkerboard (and, likewise, a chessboard) is a large square made of 8 rows and 8 columns (or ranks and files) of individual playing squares. That makes 8 × 8 = 64 of what I will call unit squares or 1×1 squares. If all you care about is those unit squares, then you are done.

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