Damone


Try Italian checkers - tease your mind :-) !

Version 3.2

Try Damone, Italian checkers; uncommon and interesting checker flavour. Play against Android on one of five dificulty levels from a beginner to an expert.
  • Free, no ads :-)
  • Five levels of difficulty
  • Best scores recorded
  • Casual game with simple rules
  • Optional sleep mode disable
Requirements:
Android 4.0.1 and better. No ads, no network communication, needs only permissions to vibrate.

About

Try Damone, Italian checkers; uncommon and interesting checker flavour. Play against Android on one of five dificulty levels from a beginner to an expert.

Rules

Pieces and legal moves

Damone is an Italian variant of checkers/draughts. It is played with three types of pieces (see also figures below); all pieces move diagonally.
  1. Pedine (Pawn): You can move Pedine either forward diagonally or sideways. Pedine can capture only Pedines. Pedine is promoted to Dama when it achieves the square where does the other player Dama start from (e.g., if black Pedine comes to the square denoted as 2 in upper right corner of the chess board in the Figure below, it is promoted to Dama).
  2. Dama (Queen): Dama can move either forward/backward diagonally. Dama can capture Damas as well as Pedines. Dama is promoted to Damone when it achieves the square where does the other player Damone start from (e.g., if black Dama comes to the square denoted as 3 in upper right corner of the chess board in the Figure below, it is promoted to Damone).
  3. Damone (King): Damone can move in the same way as Dama. Damone can capture any piece.

Starting position of the game. 1 is Pedine, 2 Dama, and 3 Damone

Possible moves of all the pieces.

Language variants

  • CZ Czech version (for Czech and Slovakia)
  • RU Russian version (for Russian speaking regions)
  • EN English version (rest of the word)

News

Version 3.2

Released on the 9th of January 2021
  • NEWAdded privacy policy
  • NEWLinks to the web changed to my new web pages

Version 3.1

Released on the 23rd of November 2019
  • NEWUpdated My Other Apps
  • NEWAdded russian translation

Version 3.0

Released on the 28th of December 2018
  • NEWUndo/Redo move buttons added to the game

Version 2.3

Released on the 2nd of December 2017
  • NEWImproved AI, faster and smarter

Version 1.3

Released on the 8th of February 2015
  • NEWrecompressed graphics, smaller APK

Capturing

If the player can capture opponent's piece, it shall do it. It is possible to chain the moves and capture more than one piece in one move. If there are more possibilities how a piece can be capture, the following rules define the precedence:
  1. The piece which can capture the most of opponent's pieces shall move.
  2. If there are more than one paths or pieces still possible, then the one with highest rank shall move.
  3. If there are more than one pieces with the same rank or more than one path for the chosen piece, then the path capturing the biggest number of the highest ranked pieces shall be taken.
  4. If there are still more options, player can choose on his/her own.
Possible capture paths. 1 is an example of a simple capture path of a Pedine. 2 is a combined capture path, black pedine can in one move capture both white pedines. 3 is a capture move of a white Dama capturing black pedine. If white is on move (having here two possibilities how to capture of the same number of captured pieces), then path 3 shall be taken since the Dama is of higher rank than the Pedine.

Who wins?

Player who captures all enemy pieces is the winner of the game. If the canot move since the opponent blocks all his/her pieces, opponent win, player losses.

How to control the game?

Gameplay is simple. Just tap on the piece you would like to move and then tap on the target square. In case you would like to do a multiple movement capture, tap on the piece and then on the empty squares which shall be passed, one after the other.

Note

If you disable sleep mode, your phone battery will discharge faster.

Hints

  1. If you do not know how to move, press What now! button. All pieces you can move with will turn green; if you already chose a piece, field you can move to will turn green.
  2. Start playing at the first level, the easiest.
  3. If you find level 5 too easy, go to Settings and allow Android to think longer time over the next move, Android will then play stronger.

Terms of use, limited liability

This application was created with best intentions; for my as well as yours fun and needs only limited set of permissions (for flash and vibration). However, the application is provided as it is, you acknowledge that it can contain bugs. The author is neither responsible for any damage or loss, whether direct, consequential, incidental, or special which user suffers arising from any defect, error or fault of the application or its failure to perform, even if author has been advised of the possibility of such defect, error, fault, or failure. In any event, author's total aggregate liability to you for all damages of every kind and type (regardless of whether based in contract or tort) shall not exceed $0.00. In the case that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you, although author's liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

Note, that sleep mode disabling can discharge your device battery faster

HAVE FUN!

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