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  3. [Feature Suggestion] Bughouse draughts

@RoepStoep Would be very cool if we had bughouse draughts

Pfew, bughouse draughts, has anyone ever played that? Also crazyhouse draughts crossed my mind, hard to judge if those would be good games though.

You could use the same rules that Crazyhouse/Bughouse add to chess, i.e. drop captured pieces anywhere except the back rank (capturing still forced etc). Would have to try that over the board to see if it makes any sense, but it just might

Crazyhouse draughts is played a lot at youth tournaments, or at least when I competed, under the name "doorgeefdammen". As far as I remember, we only ever allowed captured pieces to be dropped on your own half of the board. It worked really well!

I think that would work. Maybe droping piece anywhere like in chess would be better? Call this "Crazydraughts" On lidraughts, that would be cool! 😎


I like it :p

Also, crazyhouse for FRISIAN would be extreme. "Crazyfrisian!!!"

yeah but i would have to change my name.... but yeah its worth it!

There is a good crossover between draughts and chess called "Altai shatra" where dropping pieces from specific board zone (i. e., fortress) is possible. The board and rules may appear complicated at the first sight, but, in fact, the game is very simple. There are two variants of it: with chess pieces (except knights) and with pawns / checkers (which can be crowned into chess queen) and chess king.
Because in this game a pawn is able to do both orthogonal and diagonal captures, "Altai shatra" can be mastered easily for those who practice Frisian draughts.

Some resources:

(1) - an article on variant with chess pieces together with a downloadable program;
(2) youtube video on variant with chess pieces: ;
(3) youtube videos on variant with checkers: , , ;
(4) There are playable implementations in under section "Unusual checkers", however, some rules are misinterpreted there if you compare them with videos (nevertheless, it is worth to try!) .

Heh, that game looks really weird, played on a 7X6 board. It seems to be a crossover of many games / variants at the same time, as far as draughts is concerned.

As well, there are tower draughts variants where piece "reanimation" is possible. On 8x8 board it is often played according to Russian capturing rules (see and a video ), but on 10x10 it could be played according to International rules and / or Frisian rules.