Official color sets?

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borysf
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Official color sets?

Post by borysf » Tue Feb 16, 2016 09:45

Hi everybody. I'm a developer and I'm creating a draughts game for iOS (BF's Draughts). I decided to make it the most real-world-like game so I need some detailed information from you. The rules of different variants can be found easily, however I'm looking for information of what color sets are used officially or traditionally in different variants. Currently I have implemented the following variants and I'd like to make color schemes for them:

- Brazilian,
- International,
- Spanish,
- Portuguese,
- Russian,
- Turkish,
- German,
- Italian,
- Turkish,
- American Checkers,
- English Draughts

I'd be very grateful for any information :)

P.S. The game is already available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bfs-dra ... ?ls=1&mt=8 so you can play it right away.
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Rein Halbersma
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Re: Official color sets?

Post by Rein Halbersma » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:28

borysf wrote:Hi everybody. I'm a developer and I'm creating a draughts game for iOS (BF's Draughts). I decided to make it the most real-world-like game so I need some detailed information from you. The rules of different variants can be found easily, however I'm looking for information of what color sets are used officially or traditionally in different variants. Currently I have implemented the following variants and I'd like to make color schemes for them:

- Brazilian,
- International,
- Spanish,
- Portuguese,
- Russian,
- Turkish,
- German,
- Italian,
- Turkish,
- American Checkers,
- English Draughts

I'd be very grateful for any information :)

P.S. The game is already available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bfs-dra ... ?ls=1&mt=8 so you can play it right away.
I don't know if any game actually specifies the colors, but at least for checkers / pool they have the white/green squares and the red/white pieces. See http://pdn.fmjd.org/_downloads/gametype.html for more examples (only suggestions) of colors in use.

borysf
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Re: Official color sets?

Post by borysf » Tue Feb 16, 2016 14:11

Thanks for the info. I already found that English draughts / American checkers have its own color set, however thought that other variants also have its own official or traditional colors. I also noticed in the link you provided that Italian draughts are played on a mirrored board. Is that correct? I don't know such a rule in Italian draughts. Also the example shows that Spanish draughts are played on dark fields, however I know that they're played on the light ones. Is that a mistake?
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Re: Official color sets?

Post by Rein Halbersma » Tue Feb 16, 2016 16:07

borysf wrote:Thanks for the info. I already found that English draughts / American checkers have its own color set, however thought that other variants also have its own official or traditional colors. I also noticed in the link you provided that Italian draughts are played on a mirrored board. Is that correct? I don't know such a rule in Italian draughts. Also the example shows that Spanish draughts are played on dark fields, however I know that they're played on the light ones. Is that a mistake?
yes, Italian draughts and Spanish (also known als Portugese or classical draughts) are both played on the dark squares and a mirrored board:
http://www.federdama.it/cms/documenti/r ... 008-capo-i
http://www.fpdamas.pt/downloads/Regras% ... lizado.pdf
I think that all the examples of the link I gave earlier are correct.

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Re: Official color sets?

Post by borysf » Tue Feb 16, 2016 16:15

Hmm.. it's strange because according to my knowledge Portuguese and Spanish are two different variants. Generally they have the same rules but differs on which squares you play. In Portuguese you play on dark but in Spanish on white. I've found many websites which confirms that. So how is it actually? :)
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Re: Official color sets?

Post by Rein Halbersma » Tue Feb 16, 2016 16:27

borysf wrote:Hmm.. it's strange because according to my knowledge Portuguese and Spanish are two different variants. Generally they have the same rules but differs on which squares you play. In Portuguese you play on dark but in Spanish on white. I've found many websites which confirms that. So how is it actually? :)
Can you show me some links that claim this?

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Re: Official color sets?

Post by borysf » Tue Feb 16, 2016 16:48

In the examples below there is no mirrored board, but the pieces are placed on the white squares:
http://www.mindsports.nl/index.php/on-t ... 497-dama_s
http://www.ludoteka.com/damas_clasicas.html

Also spanish wikipedia says: "Con el tablero en la misma posición, las piezas van en las casillas blancas" (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damas#Dam ... .C3.B1olas)

In my game I implemented that Spanish draughts are played on white squares on mirrored board. Many of my players are from Spain / Mexico and no-one complains.
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Re: Official color sets?

Post by igorlemasson » Fri May 06, 2016 07:53

Check this reference guide compiled by sultan_Ratrout:
A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

About the color sets, I think each Federation may have its own recommendations for official tournaments according their regulations, anyway the black/white and wood-based colors are the most common. The most important is to be compliant to UI design best practices.

Regards,
Igor

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