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THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS.
DRAUGHTS, or Chequers, is played on a chequered table of thirty-two white, and thirty-two black squares, with twelve black and twelve white men, or chequers. The table should be so placed, as that each player will have a black square at his right hand, if they play on the white squares; or a white square, if they play on the black.
The men move obliquely forward, until they arrive at the adversary's head row, when they are made kings, and move backward and forward. The adversary's men are taken by leaping over them, and must be taken whenever offered or exposed. No move can be recalled after the man has been quitted. The players have the first move in each game alternately.
Draughts may be best learned by playing the following games; for which purpose the white are numbered; number 1 being on your right hand, and 4 on your left; number 5 the right hand of the second row, and & the left, and so on. The numbers should be placed on the corners of the squares, so as to be seen when the men are placed. The black men are placed on 1 to 12; the while on 21 to 32.
The letters N. C. F. T. denote Number, Colour, From, To.