Canadian or American? gameboard

A folk art painted pine Good Luck Bagatelle game

p4A ItemID F7968674
A paint decorated single board checkers gameboard signed Duco

p4A ItemID F7958229
A painted folding backgammon and checkers gameboard lap desk

p4A ItemID F7954003
An American paint decorated checkers gameboard

p4A ItemID F7949293

Canadian or American Gameboard?

Count the squares across to determine if the board is Canadian or American. American checkers or English draughts or “straight checkers” is played on an 8 by 8 board with 12 pieces on each side. Canadian checkers is played on a 12 by 12 board with 30 pieces on each side. It is mainly played in Canada.

Information courtesy of the November 2006

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