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game for two players, known in England as draughts. It is played on a square board, divided into 64 alternately colored—usually red and black or white and black—square spaces, identical with a chessboard.
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a game for two players using a draughtboard and 12 draughtsmen each. The object is to jump over and capture the opponent's pieces
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