Most people know (international) chess. But have you heard of Chinese chess? Chinese chess is a popular board game currently played by millions of people in many Asian countries.
What’s the difference between them? They are not different in principle. Each side has an army, moves one piece per turn, and captures by moving onto an opponent's space. Differences include a slightly larger board (10x9), a smaller ratio of foot-soldiers to major pieces (5 to 11), and piece powers changing depending on location on the board. Owing to the unique China history, geography and cultural background, Chinese chess has its own characteristic. And by playing Chinese chess, you can realize the great wisdom of ancient China.
- Xiangqi on Wikipedia
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