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Xiangqi
Publisher: Elephant Chess Club
Players: 2 to 2
Ages: 8 and up
Duration: 60
Languages: english 
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Xiangqi is an abstract strategy board game for two players, often referred to as Chinese Chess. It is one of the most popular board games in China as well as Vietnam, and is in the same family as international chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi.

The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.

For more information, including rules translations, visit BoardGameGeek.
 
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