Croda is a modern variant combining elements of International - and
but unlike its parents it's a 'doublegrid' game,
meaning that it employs both the orthogonal and the diagonal grid.
It was invented by Croatian mathematics professor and Draughts master,
the late Ljuban Dedić in order to create a draughts game with a smaller margin of draws.
He did so by basically replacing the sideways move of a man in Turkish Draughts,
by a diagonally forward move.
Board size: 8x8
Pieces per side: 24
A king moves any number of unobstructed squares horizontally or vertically,
like the rook in Chess. Kings may not move diagonally.
Men move straight forward, sideways or diagonally forward.
Men capture by jumping opponents's pieces forward, sideways and backward
A sequence must capture the maximum possible number of pieces
When a man reaches the last row it promotes to a flying king. This marks the end of the move.
Man cannot become king by jumping to the last row and jumping of the last row