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There are many other variants played on 8×8 boards.Canadian checkers and Singaporean/Malaysian checkers (also locally known as dum) are played on a 12×12 board.
When a man reaches the crownhead or kings row (the farthest row forward), it becomes a king, and is marked by placing an additional piece on top of the first man, and acquires additional powers including the ability to move backwards and (in variants in which they cannot already do so) capture backwards.
The main difference with the other games is that the captures can be made diagonally, but also straight forward and sideways. The rules come from international draughts, but board size and number of pieces come from English draughts.
In the Philippines, it is known as derecha and is played on a mirrored board, often replaced by a crossed lined board (only diagonals are represented). It is mainly played in the southeastern United States; traditional among African American players.
In most non-English languages (except those that acquired the game from English speakers), draughts is called dame, dames, damas, or a similar term that refers to ladies.
The pieces are usually called men, stones, "peón" (pawn) or a similar term; men promoted to kings are called dames or ladies.