|Dipole is a two-player abstract board game played on a common checkerboard that was invented by Mark Steere in 2007.
Dipole is played on a common 8x8 checkerboard.
The game starts with two stacks of 12 checkers, one light and one black, as shown in the following picture:
A player wins when his opponent has no checkers on the board.
Players move alternately, starting with the player with the light checkers.
Players take turns moving an entire stack of one's own checkers or just a portion of one (also called a stack here), one stack per turn. The number of squares (both dark and light ones) a stack is moved must equal the number of checkers in the moved stack. The moved stack can land on dark squares only but light squares are included into the count. Jumping over other stacks is allowed.
There are three kind of moves:
If an opponent cannot make any legal move then a player gets an extra turn.