Rule of Safari-Dual
2 players abstract strategy game
5 ~ 5 grid board. Opposite two corner spaces are Lionfs base area.
One player has 1 Lion and 2 elephants and 3 giraffe aquare pieces.
There are two kinds of shape groups, one is round and the other is angular. The round group consists of one Lion, two Giraffes and three Elephants. The angular group consists of one Lion, two Elephants and three Giraffes.
At the beginning of play all pieces are placed on the board. The piecesf starting position is printed on the board. Two lions are on the corner of base area. Two round Giraffes are on the inner two spaces and three Elephants are on the outer three spaces. Contrarily two angular Elephants are on the inner two spaces and three Giraffes are on the outer three spaces.
How to play:
Decide who plays first.
Players alternate turns.
Players can move any one of their own pieces during their turn.
All pieces move same one space to any 8 directions like chess king. But they canft move to an occupied space with other piece.
Players move their own pieces and try to sandwich any of the opponent's piece or pieces horizontally, vertically or diagonally. If the player's pieces making the sandwich are of the same species, this is a capture and the captured animals are removed from the board.
Players can't make the sandwich with their own Elephant and Giraffe.
A Lion can sandwich and capture any opponentfs pieces, using their own Elephant or Giraffe piece as the other end of the sandwich.
When the player moves a piece and sandwich opponent piece(s), capturing is available. Even though a player moves a piece to be sandwiched space, capturing doesn't occur.
The dual nature of the pieces gives the game more complexity. For example, a player's own Elephant piece will sandwich and capture the opponent's Giraffes and Lion by using the opponent's Elephant. The same species will work together! Likewise, the opposing Giraffes will work together to capture the opponent's Elephants and Lion.
The two Lions will not work together like Elephants and Giraffes.
When a player has three or more of their Elephant or Giraffe pieces captured, the Lion canft stay on the base area. He must leave the base area immediately on his next turn.
Once the Lion leaves his base area, any of his own pieces canft move onto his own base area except for the final turn to capture the opponentfs Lion.
The winner is the first to capture the opponent's Lion, or to move their own Lion onto the opponentfs Lion's base area.