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Xiangqi (Song) DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, War


Xiangqi is a word used for a variety of games played in China, where pieces have different movement values and capture one another. This game was played during the Song Dynasty, on a larger board than is used today.


11x11 board. Seventeen pieces per player.



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Xiangqi (Song).lud


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Banaschak 2001: 95.

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Banaschak, P. 2001. Schachspiele in Ostasien (Xiangqi, Changgi, Shogi). Quellen zu ihrer Geschichte und Entwicklung bis 1640. Munich: Iudicum.



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