In less politically correct days Checkers was sometimes referred to as "Chess for Ladies." This deprecation of the game has continued in several languages: French, jeu des dames; German Damenspiel; Italian, il giuco delle dame; Portuguese, o jago das damas; and in Persia and Turkey: Daama. "English" checkers is most common variation played in America and throughout the English-speaking world, and was standardized by about 1800. In our rule booklet have included no less than fourteen variants of checkers, and other games which can be played on a checkerboard.
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