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From Dandolo 2011-07-02 20:22:57 To taejo 2011-10-25 09:37:59
'''XiangQi''' is one of the most played board games in the world. Translated loosely as "elephant game", the name of '''XiangQi''' may have first been recorded in Songs of Chu during the 4th century BC of early China; in the state of Qi during the Warring State Period,and the name of XiangQi ever meant ivory [gameid=22610] pieces, not modern XiangQi played by Chinese. Modern Xiangqi set was dated back to the Song dynasty. '''XiangQi''' is one of the most played board games in the world. Translated loosely as "elephant game", the name of '''XiangQi''' may have first been recorded in Songs of Chu during the 4th century BC of early China; in the state of Qi during the Warring State Period,and the name of XiangQi ever meant ivory [gameid=22610] pieces, not modern XiangQi played by Chinese. Modern Xiangqi set was dated back to the Song dynasty.
-Based closely on ancient Chinese military strategy, '''XiangQi''' draws comparisons to European Chess, but in actuality the two games have no direct connections. +Based closely on ancient Chinese military strategy, '''XiangQi''' draws comparisons to European Chess, and indeed, both are descended from the ancient Indian game of [gameid=18011].
'''XiangQi''', commonly referred to in English as Chinese Chess, is played with 32 pieces (16 per player) on a board that is 9 lines wide and 10 lines long. As in the game of [gameid=188], the game is played on the intersections of the gameboard. The area of play is divided into two territories by a river in the middle of gameboard. In each territory there is a 3 line by 3 line palace, in which each player's respective General/Marshal is located. The object of the game is to capture the opponents's General/Marshal. The other pieces in the game include Chariots, Horses, Elephants, Advisors, Cannons, and Soldiers. '''XiangQi''', commonly referred to in English as Chinese Chess, is played with 32 pieces (16 per player) on a board that is 9 lines wide and 10 lines long. As in the game of [gameid=188], the game is played on the intersections of the gameboard. The area of play is divided into two territories by a river in the middle of gameboard. In each territory there is a 3 line by 3 line palace, in which each player's respective General/Marshal is located. The object of the game is to capture the opponents's General/Marshal. The other pieces in the game include Chariots, Horses, Elephants, Advisors, Cannons, and Soldiers.
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