In terms of game play, Madd Capp Checkers is basically checkers with the addition of a randomizing element. Each turn a player can make three moves, but whether those moves are of the player’s own pieces, those of his opponent, or a combination of the two is determined by a popper with three dice.
Frankly, I wouldn’t normally consider this sort of game addition to be an enhancement. For Checkers, though, I think it could be a positive development, adding a bit of excitement and hopefully eliminating the too-often occurring stalemates.
Additionally, instead of traditional disc-shaped checkers, the playing pieces in Madd Capp Checkers are dog bowls (or cat bowls if you’re one of those poor people). To indicate that a piece has been kinged, a bone (or fish skeleton) is put in the bowl. Kings, by the way, are immune to being moved by an opponent.
This version that was shown at ASTRA was a prototype. The dog and cat games are scheduled for release in September, with cupcake and football editions coming soon after.
This one is for all the dog and cat lovers out there. Fantastic graphics, design and game play makes this fun for the whole family! Check it out, it is not your grandma’s game of checkers…it’s checkers with POP!