Black goes up the board towards the black line on the edge, (counters
reaching the last row becomeing kings) red goes left towards the
red line) yellow goes down towards the yellow line and white goes right
towards the whitish line. (This allows 4 people to play the game forwards
from any side of a square table). The skull and crossbones squares are
deadly to kings.
I hope to make the downloadable boards less ink hungry in the near future. (I use the gimp under linux to print the boards). The gimp allows you to quickly edit the size of a board on a print preview to fit the paper your printer uses. (I do not know if the windows version of gimp allows this but it probably does).
Reversable checkers or draughts counters are used (plain one side and king the other.
I have found the game works really well. Hopefully you will too!
copyright Brian White August 2001