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Donkan is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different winning conditions. This item is located on a site outside of This item is written in French.

DonkanA game information page
. Game with three pieces per player where you can win by moving the king to a castle (French Language)

Author: Jean-Louis Cazaux. Inventor: Christian Boineau.


Christian Boineau has invented a simple game related to chess. It is a simple game to built and it will remind some endgames when only few pieces remain on the board. However at Donkan there is a new rule which completely change the play: there are 2 ways to win, either by capturing the opposite King or by penetrating the central case (the &quot;Castle&quot;) with his own King.</p> <p>Many other board games can be found on this very interesting site (in French).</p>

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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