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Loop Xiangqi



Category Board, War, Replacement, Checkmate, Xiangqi


Loop Xiangqi is a Xiangqi variant that incorporates the reintroduction of captured pieces into Xiangqi.


The rules are the same as for Xiangqi, except instead of moving a piece, a player's turn may be taken by replacing a captured piece on the board on any empty space. This piece is controlled by the player who replaced it. Captured Shi can only be placed on positions where they could normally reach. Captured Xiang can only be placed on the controlling players side of the river.

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