The X-Window program Danican lets you play international draughts. This game is slightly different from the one known as draughts in UK and checkers in US. Mainly:

To get more informations on the game, you may have a look at the International Draughts Federation's Web site.

The program was named Danican in tribute to François-André Danican Philidor, most famous chess and draughts player of the 18th century.

Danican has been developed on a GNU/Linux system. The user interface is based on the GTK+ toolkit.


Danican is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See file COPYING that comes with the Danican distribution for more details.


Danican's latest distribution is danican.0.5.2.tar.gz.


You are welcome to send your comments or bug reports to Christian Obrecht, the author of Danican (obrecht at eukleides dot org).