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Same as Xiang-Qi, in front of your king is the Dragon.


Same as Xiang-Qi, except:
  • Dragon: On your side of river, as rook or chinese-horse, on opponent side of river, one space diagonally or as chinese-elephant
  • Chariot: On your side of the river it can only go one space.
  • Cannon: On your side of the river it can only go one space when not capturing.
  • Elephant/Prime-Minister: Which ever side of the river it is on, it cannot cross
  • Mandarin/King's-Guard: Wherever it is dropped, it cannot cross the river or move into/out of a palace.


It is like Xiang-Qi but you can also drop pieces you captured from oppoent like in Shogi (but don't use pawn-drop restrition rule of Shogi). The pieces can be made of something that is another color on the other side. Also, use black/white for this game instead of red/blue pieces (black goes first). You may not drop pieces in same column of either player's king.

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By (zzo38) A. Black.
Web page created: 2006-01-11. Web page last updated: 2006-01-11