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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Rick  Gillespie and Henry  Rolling. Doubles Chess. Four player chess variant on octagonal board. (Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-04-21 UTC
The Game of the Three Kingdoms and The Game of the Three Friends are 3-player versions of Xiang Qi. My own Flyover Xiang Qi is a four-player version making use of the fact that the number of files divides exactly by 3 rather than 2.

Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-19 UTC
Some people tell that there was four-player variant of old Xiang-qi variant 'Game of three kingdoms'...

Neil Anderson wrote on 2003-04-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
By clicking links,the picture of everyone playing,then rules,you can see how each piece moves on the board.It is an excellent 4 man game compared with the other 4 man versions I have seen.It gets a little confusing in the center area,but once you figured it out it easy to start inflicting damage on your two opponents.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-21 UTCGood ★★★★
Long ago I saw something similar in the flesh, but with the Bishops and Knights the other way round (as in standard 2-handed Chess). Why have you swapped them round in this variant? Another question, which applies equally to the variant that I saw live (but which I did not think of then as I was so young), is what moves are valid for a Bishop moving through the eight central cells, and for a Knight moving through the borders between them? Good answers could lead to an uprating to Excellent!

Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-29 UTCGood ★★★★

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