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Zillions of Games file for Moon Chess

Notes

This version of Half-Board Xiangi was based partly on the description of Half-Board Xiangqi in <a href="../xiangvar.html">A Xiangqi Variant</a>, and partly on a comment on that page in the old comment system by Ken Liao: <blockquote><i> I have seen this game, but with a few differences. Most of my relatives know this game as Moon Chess. The rules are basically correct, except that the ranking is wrong in your page. This is how most people I know play: General -> Guard -> Elephant -> Car -> Horse -> Soldier -> General (anglicized) King -> Guard -> Bishop -> Rook -> Knight -> Pawn -> King The cannon is special. It can take any piece, but only by jumping over another piece, at any distance, no matter if the piece is flipped over or not. It can move one space orthogonally. Any piece except the soldier can take the cannon. I am pretty sure this is the official way to play Moon Chess. </i></blockquote>

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Download Instructions

The ZRF file and its accompanying graphics are bundled together in a .zip file. These will work with Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules and graphics for.

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

Moon Chess is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Small board, Oriental, XiangqiBased.

Author: Peter Aronson.