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# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
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6 and up
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Primary Name
Dou Shou Qi
Alternate Names
Animal Game
Animals Chess
Bagan
The Battle of Animals
Beast Battle Game
Cờ Thú
Djungelns konung
Dschungo
Dżungla
Gale's Animal Kingdom
Jeu de la Jungle
Le jeu de la jungle
El Juego de la Jungla
Jungle
Jungle Chess
Jungle Game
Jungle King
Le Roi de la jungle
Shou Qi
Tiere im Urwald
Todos os Jogos
Xo Dou Qi
鬥獸棋
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鬥獸棋 (dòu shòu qí), also known as Animal Chess in English (this English name is used when English text appears on sets) is a traditional Chinese game in which each player has eight animals that move about the board one square at a time, attempting to win by entering the opponent's den. Stronger animals can eat weaker ones, but the rat can defeat the elephant by crawling into its ear. Interest is added to the board by a river (navigable only by the rat, but the lion and tiger can leap across it) and pitfalls (which make all animals vulnerable to attack by weaker ones). Sets can be bought cheaply in many Chinese shops; some have rules in English. This is not a deep intellectual exercise, but a strategic game that can be enjoyed even by young children.

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Asmodee English edition 2011
Publisher: Matagot
Artist: Laurent Saurel
Year: 2011
Product Code: ASM-JMA01US
Size: 6.25 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches
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Grubbe German edition 2011
Publisher: Grubbe Media GmbH
Artist: Sara Otterstätter
Year: 2011
Product Code: 19319
Size: 8.86 x 6.50 x 1.77 inches
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Artist: Laurent Saurel
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set of pieces with wolf>dog. The cliparts are public domains from openclipart.org
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2012-09-17
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fix the missing dog character, add some grass
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2012-09-12
11 Dou Shou Qi (Chinese Animal Chess) Rules
A nicely formatted bifold guide to Animal Chess from ancientchess.com
2008-07-21
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my Shou Duo Qi pieces
2006-12-07
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my Shou Duo Qi board
2006-12-07
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Board Game Rank: 6003
Abstract Game Rank: 489
Num Ratings: 213
Average Rating: 5.91
Standard Deviation: 1.53
Num Views: 35541
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Fans: 17
Personal Comments: 103
Users Owning: 338
Users Wanting: 13
Users Trading: 21 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 439
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