Draughts Sets


Draughts Set at Purling London Bold Checkers sets unite classic with contemporary, incorporating vibrant hand-carved checkers coins with a premium maple wood board. Our luxury hardwood pieces are inspired by modernist lines, heavily-weighted and finished with a deep, glossy lacquer and branded leather felt. Presented with a Purling London certificate and elegant, British-made packaging, each Bold Checkers is a timeless beauty to be treasured.


Draughts Set  

The game of Draughts is played on a standard Chess board 64 black and white chequered squares.  Each player has 12 pieces normally in the form of fat round counters.   The real shades of the pieces and the board do not necessarily need to be black and white but they are normally referred to as black and white, regardless.  The board is placed between the two opponents so that the near right-hand corner square is white for both players in the same way as for Chess Black always plays first.  A coin is tossed to decide which player will be black.   Each player's pieces are placed on the 12 black squares nearest to that player.   The white squares are not used at all in the game - the pieces only move diagonally and so stay on the black squares throughout.

The objective of the game is to take all of the opponent's pieces or to produce a position such that the opponent is unable to move. Players take turns to move a piece of their own colour.  Any piece that reaches the far edge of the board is immediately crowned and is thereafter known as a "King".  The act of crowning is a physical one - another piece of the same shade is placed on top of the piece in order to distinguish it from an ordinary piece. Draughts Set

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