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This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-29
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Pham Hong Nguyen. Coffee Chinese Chess. A freeware Java applet for playing Chinese Chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2015-05-01 UTC
Given its age, you may now need to put /play/ in your exceptions list for Java to be able to run this. This has been set up to allow you to choose from a variety of piece sets, including 4 different westernized sets.

Ricardo wrote on 2015-05-01 UTCAverage ★★★
Coffee chinese chess 0.6 year  2004 is  good you need java to play. Also
I'm playing with easy pieces in website playok, no confusion with
hieroglyphics pieces.  . I recommend.

game wrote on 2012-08-04 UTCPoor ★
stupid game design, there are no such game play that you won't allow repeat step or step already went through. Worst programmer ever. Pham Hong Nguyen idea is below average!!!!

... wrote on 2012-04-09 UTCGood ★★★★
Very good system.. Though, the system is glitchy. Recommend this game to other players.

eric k wrote on 2011-05-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Much appreciated in providing such good and convenient chess game for me. I play this chess every day. Thanks !

Weng Lim wrote on 2011-04-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Under the HK rules, a rook may not perpetually chase a cannon.  Whereas,
this game does not allow a cannon to perpetually avoid a rook!  Any chance
of fixing this otherwise excellent program?


M Winther wrote on 2010-12-20 UTC
Consider playing Xiangqi on or 
It's free. You can also play slow Xiangqi games here:

Arthur wrote on 2010-12-20 UTC
Good game and good opponent. I like it. It is not easy to get a free
Chinese Chess game with no login name and no password. I play here often a
few years ago but somehow I could not get to this web site for some time.
Good to be back.

I suggest the creator to ask the Chinese Government for a funding to
promote the Chinese culture.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2010-02-13 UTC
We take what we can get. I would love to have a strong Java applet for Shogi with customizable graphics, but no one has programmed one.

Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-12 UTC
Thanks for it! But if there are chinese chess, so why there are no japanese chess (Shogi)? I rather want to play Shogi on computer, than Xian-Qi, because Xian-Qi equipment is easy to make in real life, we drawn board for it and used chess pieces and draughts. And Shogi equipment is not so easy to make!

Anonymous wrote on 2009-12-29 UTC
Not able to change the pieces by clicking on alternate sets below the board. Suggestions?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2008-11-28 UTC
I have added a link to our own page on Chinese Chess.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Add a link to wikipedia chinese chess.  good instructions there.

I love the ability to switch the graphics on the pieces as it's good for
I like the ability to back up and change my moves. this is also good for
I also like that I am not allowed to move some pieces when I am in Check,
without first protecting myself from the check issues.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-07 UTCAverage ★★★
Maybe you should add a guide, so that newbies can learn from the opponent. I can't seem to figure out why I lost.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-10-27 UTCAverage ★★★
The difficulty level is too high for someone like me. I can beat everyone in my family in chess but I can't even win the lowest level here.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-08-11 UTCPoor ★
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Anonymous wrote on 2008-05-24 UTCPoor ★
the rules dont seem to be consistant

Anonymous wrote on 2007-11-07 UTC
this is the first time i play chinese wirh human versus computer and the first game i choose is the difficult of number 8 and the second games i chose again advance difficulty which is number 9 with advance difficulty and i find out the computer is reacted very slow .

Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-10-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
My rating of 'excellent' applies to this program as being a great opponent with which to practice Xianqi. You actually play against a computer opponent in real time (no long waiting for moves). And you can select from several piece sets. It can also be set for Computer vs Computer of Human vs Human (handy if you wanted to play someone in your house (or a friends) but had no board or pieces. It is a nice arena to knock off the cobwebs, if you're out of practice. In regard to a question (in a previous comment) about setting the board up however you want... I do not see a way to do that.

willip wrote on 2007-10-27 UTCGood ★★★★
Q: Can I play Coffee Chinese Chess, starting with an empty board,  I, then place my pieces anywhere I want and continue from there?

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