Farmasum Game description:
THEME: Although this is a version of Checkers, it is done in the style of the popular tile-laying game, Carcassonne. Making fun of the contentious 'farming scoring' in Carcassonne, it uses meeples that are prone (farmers) as the checkers. In keeping with this, the 8x8 checkerboard alternating between the farmer’s fields and 'city tiles'.
ADDITIONALLY: Included in the game is a very brief synopsis of the alternate ways that farmers may be scored as well as other common, simple, Carcassonne play-style questions. But, the main focus is checkers, so a pair of dice is included for playing a variation called Irish Draughts. (yes, this could be considered a "beer and pretzels" game.)
GAMEPLAY SUMMARY: Alternating moves on each other, players may advance their farmers diagonally one space to open field. Typically, the black meeples (and blue die for variant) are used by the groom whereas the white 'farmers' (and pink die) are for the bride. You must jump your partner whenever possible. Farmers reaching an opponent’s back row are 'kinged' by being placed in the erect position. They are then free to move in any direction.
GOAL: The winner of the game is the one to either 1) be the first to remove all the opponent’s pieces, or 2) contain the opponent so they cannot move.