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