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Han Guan Yi DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia


Han Guan Yi is a Chinese promotion game from the eleventh century. The board is unknown, but the rules have been preserved in a book.


152 or more spaces. Two dice. Players roll dice to determine which space to begin. They continue to throw to determine where to be promoted or demoted. There is a limit of 25 rounds. The first person to reach the position of Chancellor, Commander-in-Chief, Grandee Secretary, Grand Master, Grand Tutor, Grand Guardian, or Prince, wins; otherwise the highest ranked player after 25 rounds wins.




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Lo, A. 2004. "Official Aspirations: Chinese Promotion Games." In C. Mackenzie and I. Finkel (eds.), Asian Games: The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 65-75.



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