- Pool checkers, also known as Spanish pool checkers, is played on the dark squares only of a standard checkerboard of 64 squares.
- The board is positioned so that a dark square is at each player's near left side.
- The object of the game is to prevent the opponent from being able to move when it is his turn to do so.
This is accomplished either by capturing all of the opponent's checkers,
or by blocking those that remain so that none of them can be moved. If neither player can accomplish this, the game is a draw.
- Single checkers, known as men, move forward only, one square at a time in a diagonal direction, to an unoccupied square. Men capture by jumping over an opposing man on a diagonally adjacent square to the square immediately beyond, but may do so only if this square is unoccupied. Men may jump forward or backward.
- A man which reaches the far side of the board becomes a king.
However, if it reaches the far side by means of a jump, and is able to jump backward
away from the far side over another man or king, it must do so, and does not become a king.
- Kings move forward or backward any number of squares on a diagonal line .
- Whenever a player is able to make a capture he must do so. When there is more than one way to jump, a player may choose any way
- A man or king may not jump over the same opposing man or king more than once.
- Captured checkers are not removed from the board until all jumps made on the move are completed,