Each player has a standard set of pieces without pawns. The opening setup is as below.
In this game, check is entirely forbidden: not only is it forbidden to move ones king into check, but it is also forbidden to check the opponents king.
The purpose of the game is to be the first player that moves his king to the eight row. When white moves their king to the eight row, and black moves directly after that also their king to the last row, the game is a draw (this rule is to compensate for the advantage of white that they may move first.)
Apart from the above, pieces move and capture precisely as in normal chess.