Culture: Game: Board Game
Simultaneous Checkers   (+22, -1)  [vote for, against]
One board, two sets of pieces.

The concept is simple. Draughts/ Checkers uses only half the squares on a normal chess board. Use the remaining empty squares to play a second game of checkers/drafts at the same time.

Victory in Simultaneous Checkers is only achieved by winning both games. A weak opponent may focus more on one game than the other to force a draw.

To play a timed game you need 48 counters (24 black, 24 white), two chess clocks, one chess board and a well focused mind (or two).
-- st3f, May 27 2005

from the Wikipedia. [st3f, May 27 2005]

could you double up a chess and a checkers game?
-- po, May 27 2005

Not without substantially altering the rules of chess.
-- st3f, May 27 2005

Say what? Just what is this game about?
-- MauiChuck, May 27 2005

the chess pieces could sit on the checkers if they occupy the same square.

the two checkers game - just now fully understood the concept - neat! wish I could double bun the idea.
-- po, May 27 2005

Ooh. I never thought of that. Kudos for lateral (erm vertical) thinking. It hurts my head less, though if I only have one piece on a square.
-- st3f, May 27 2005

In fact, four players could play checkers on one board, if they played perpendicular games.
-- ldischler, May 27 2005

Brilliant! But you'd have to market it as Xtreme Checkers.
-- justaguy, May 27 2005

and use 4 colors?, [ldishler]
-- dentworth, May 27 2005

This sounds pretty fun. Checkers, though deceptively hard with the right opponent, seems a little flat to me. This would liven it up.

We used to play diagonal chess, where all the pieces were lines up in the corners. Needless to say, we never quite figured out how the knight should move. Maybe add diagonal players too. eight colors. Four games. Pure Madness.
-- daseva, May 27 2005

I can't believe someone gave this a negative. What's not to like?
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 27 2005

Maybe the idea board them.
-- bristolz, May 27 2005

Brilliant - talk about not seeing the forest for the trees - not seeing half the board for the game pieces!
-- elhigh, Jun 16 2005

You would only need 2 colors for this checkers game. Since the board dictates the movement via a given color of a square.
-- Antegrity, Jan 20 2006

3D Simultaneous drafts... Let Spock and Kirk play that one and remain fashionable
-- Dub, Jan 20 2006

You can make this idea even cooler by introducing a little interaction between the two games in progress.

For example:

- in some occasions you can make a piece move from one "dimension" to the other by moving it from a white to a black square. Let's say you can do this once for each three pieces you lose, or any other rule (to be playtested, of course).

- you can also play two different games with four players; two are playing North+South, while the other two are playing East+West. If you add a rule for "dimension switch" you now have two different checkers games played in two different directions, and sometimes have a player steal a piece from another game. Creepy!

This could be named "Quantum Checkers".
-- ilSilvano, Mar 04 2010

//moving from one white to one black square//

A piece that is being kinged can optionally transfer over to the adjacent game's available back home row square as a normal piece.

Or, similar to the recently posted "Valkyrie" chess, freshly kinged pieces automatically transfer over to the home row(s) of the other game.

-- FlyingToaster, Mar 04 2010

This should be combined with functional neuroimaging somehow ....
-- mouseposture, Mar 05 2010

Earlier this year, four of us played two games of draughts at 90 degrees on the same board. It would probably have worked better had we not been quite so drunk.
-- st3f, Dec 21 2013

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