Wooden Xiang Qi - Chinese Chess set
- A simple wooden cased Chinese Chess (Xiang Qi) set.
- Interesting version of Chess with unusual features on the board e.g. the river and the palace
- Pieces with unique movements such as the canon that fires over the other pieces
- Round pieces are stored inside the hinged case when not in use
Chinese Chess or Xiang Qi is often quoted as the most popular board game in the world. This is more to do with the population of China than to any general acceptance globally but none-the-less there are many positive aspects to this interesting and very old version of Chess.
Chinese Chess has a couple of rules and pieces that are an intriguing surprise for the Western Chess enthusiast looking to expand their field of interest. One Xiang Qi piece is restricted within the square that is the 'palace', another piece is forbidden to cross over the centre of the board known as the 'river' and the Canon captures in a way that is unique to Chinese Chess.
This version of the game is a simple wooden cased Chinese Chess set. The pieces are stored inside the hinged case when not in use and it opens out to form the well-made wooden board. An inexpensive introduction to the game of Xiang Qi with 32 round wooden pieces with traditional red & green Chinese writing.
Please note that the pieces do not have any English writing or notation on them but after careful reading of the rules, this should be no impediment to enjoying the game.
Board - 30 x 33.5 x 1cm. Pieces - 2.5cm diameter, 1cm high
Board - 11.8x13.2x0.4 inch. Pieces - 1 inch diameter, 0.4 inch high