Venture into this thrilling and ancient board game where two rival animal groups fight to conquer the enemy territory.
With simple rules that make a fun analogy to each animal's abilities, this game draws people of all ages.
Its original name in China, where it is very popular, is Dou Xo Qi. Besides fun, it stimulates learning about taking risks, knowing the right time to move forward and backward.
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=== Rules ===
The objective of this game is to reach the enemy den, represented by a circle located in the center of the first and last line of the board.
Starting with the white pieces, each player alternates turns where he moves a piece of his group of animals, always straight and one house at a time, except in a special movement described below.
To capture an opponent's piece, simply move to a house occupied by it. Your animal must have the same strength or be stronger than the opponent to beat it. The only exception is the rat, because it is capable of beating the elephant.
=== Special Moves ===
Rat (1): Can enter the water, but does not attack in the territory change
Lion (7) and Tiger (6): They can jump water unless there is a rat (1) on the way
Trap: Weakens the enemy's piece, leaving it vulnerable to any other animal.
=== Strengths ===
Elephant Dog Leopard Rat
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