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Safari-Dual


Safari-Dual is a chess-like game, using three kinds of pieces; Lion, Elephant and Giraffe.

The Lion is the King while the Elephants and Giraffes are the Pawns. The winner is the first to capture the opponent's Lion, or to move their own Lion onto the opponentfs Lion's base area.

Pieces have dual natures; one is their shape and the other is their species.

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. A Lion can sandwich and capture any opponentfs pieces, using their own Elephant or Giraffe piece as the other end of the sandwich.

But 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 specie will work together! Likewise, the opposing Giraffes will work together to capture the opponent's Elephants and Lion. Only the two Lions will not work together.

This dual system is a unique and very interesting system first invented by the designer Mitsuo Yamamoto in 2008. He created Safari-Dual to apply this system in 2011.


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Safari-Dual

Rule of Safari-Dual

Game: 2 players abstract strategy game

Board: 5 ~ 5 grid board. Opposite two corner spaces are Lionfs base area.

Pieces:
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.

Safari-Dual

Starting position: At the beginning of play all pieces are placed on the board. The piecesf 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.

Safari-Dual

How to play:
œDecide who plays first.
œPlayers alternate turns.
œPlayers can move any one of their own pieces during their turn.
œAll pieces move same one space to any 8 directions like chess king. But they canft move to an occupied space with other piece.
œPlayers 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.
œPlayers can't make the sandwich with their own Elephant and Giraffe.
œA Lion can sandwich and capture any opponentfs pieces, using their own Elephant or Giraffe piece as the other end of the sandwich.
œWhen 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.
œThe 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.
œThe two Lions will not work together like Elephants and Giraffes.
œWhen a player has three or more of their Elephant or Giraffe pieces captured, the Lion canft stay on the base area. He must leave the base area immediately on his next turn.
œOnce the Lion leaves his base area, any of his own pieces canft move onto his own base area except for the final turn to capture the opponentfs Lion.

Goal:
The winner is the first to capture the opponent's Lion, or to move their own Lion onto the opponentfs Lion's base area.


products information


Safari-Dual Small $35 USD

materials board:ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size board:148*148*7mm, pieces:20mm-round and 20mm-square, box:165*165*25mm
weight 400g
price(tax free) $35 USD
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Safari-Dual Large $50 USD

materials board:ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size board:200*200*8mm, pieces:26mm-round and 25mm-square, box:215*215*30mm
weight 800g
price(tax free) $50 USD
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