Harzdame is a game from the Checkers Family that is played on an 8x8 board and uses orthogonal movement of pieces (both men and kings). The initial position of the checkers resembles the setup position of Halma. It is, however, a variant of International Checkers with a different board geometry. Due to the different geometry, draws are much less likely than in standard Checkers.
A unique promotion area makes strategy quite different from other Checkers games.