Ice Draughts

Ice Draughts
Lee Allen
Advanced variant of Draughts
:Players Players: 2 - 4
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Low
Trios per color: 3
Number of colors: 1 per player
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1 per player
Five-color sets: 3
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
Chessboard or Chess Wedges
Setup time: 30 to 60 secounds
Playing time:
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: None
Game mechanics:
Theme: Draughts
BGG Link:
Status: Playtesting (v1.0), Year released: 2009

Ice Draughts is a two to four player Draughts variant using Icehouse pieces on an Chessboard. The game requires 3 same colour nests of pyramids per player.


2 Player Game: Half of the Chessboard 3 Player Game: 3 Chess Wedges are used 4 Player Game: Full Chessboard

Place a single Queen in the left corner nearest to you. Place 1 Drone above the Queen in the next space and one drone to the right of the Queen. Place 3 Pawns diagonaly infront of the Drones.


Goal: Be the last standing player or score the most points.

Players take turns moving the Icehouse pieces on the board in the following manner:

Each piece may move Diagonaly, Horazontaly or Verticaly

A Pawn can move 1 space per turn on one direction. A Drone can move upto 2 spaces per turn on one direction. A Queen can move upto 3 spaces per turn on one direction.

Capturing Moves

Capturing moves have the following conditions: Capturing moves can only be done diagonaly Capturing of a piece must capture a openents piece from first move of a players turn. Player ends turn after the last capture has taken place. Multiple consecitive captures with Pawns and Drones are permited.

Designer's Comments:

This game is very early version 0.1a rules. I welcome comments via email leeallen1000(at)yahoo(dot)com