Canadian or American? gameboard

A William Drueke boxed game set

p4A ItemID F7918303
A paint decorated checkers gameboard with cribbage boarders

p4A ItemID F7916267
A Checkers and Merels two sided gameboard with corner pocket nets

p4A ItemID F7915514
A bird's-eye maple checkers gameboard with gray and red squares under glass

p4A ItemID F7914554

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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