English draughts (International English) or checkers (American English), also called American checkers or straight checkers is a form of draughts board game.
Unlike international draughts, it is played on an eight by eight squared board (with sixty-four total squares) with twelve pieces on each side.
These pieces may only initially move and capture diagonally forwards. Only when a piece is "crowned" or "kinged" may it move both backwards or forwards. As in all draughts variants, English draughts is played by two people, on opposite sides of a playing board, alternating moves.
Traditionally the pieces are either black, white, or red. The opponent's pieces are captured by jumping over them.