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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-08
 Inventor: Ulrich  Roth. Mouse and Elephant This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-08
 Inventor: Ulrich  Roth.. Large variant of the Jungle game.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2014-01-26 UTC
It seems to be broken link.

Mike Nelson wrote on 2003-01-11 UTC
A clarification: Backgammon does indeed involve a great deal of skill--I know, I play the game. In fact, I chose it as the opposite end of the spectrum because it has the highest proportion of luck <i>among games that have a high proportion of skill</i>

Moussambani wrote on 2003-01-11 UTC
Are you saying Backgammon is all luck?

This is not a thing to discuss in this site, but I can tell you skill is
highly important in Backgammon.

Mike Nelson wrote on 2003-01-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I think this game really captures the spirit of Shou Dou Qi but is much
more playable.  I like the moderate amount of randomness--small enough
that you can take it into account in your tactical calculations. On the
skill vs. luck spectrum Mouse and Elephant will be closer to Chess than to
Backgammon--an area of that spectrum not often seen in board games (other
than wargames).

I also love the mutual Queen capture as draw condition.  Personally I
think Chess-like games should have the possibility of a draw, though it
should not be overly frequent.  Were it possible to design CV's with this
level of precision, I would like odds of 45-45-10 best.

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