Our selection of Xiang Qi or Chinese Chess sets.
Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) is the most popular board game in the world. Played by millions of Chinese people every day, it is a traditional chess variant whose origins like the whole Chess family are lost in the mists of time.
Chinese Chess is an interesting game to learn and has a couple of twists that may come as a pleasant surprise to those familiar with modern European Chess. For instance, the General and his guards are not allowed outside the ‘palace’, the elephant may not cross the ‘river’ that separates the 2 halves of the board and the ‘Cannon’ can capture the enemy from any distance but only by jumping over an intervening piece…
All these Chinese Chess Sets are high quality and ideal for beginners and Grandmasters alike!
Usually Chinese Chess sets are very basic with flat round pieces. The Xiang Qi pieces in these sets are of a much better quality and are most unusual. Each piece is made from metal in detailed 3D shapes of the figures they represent – horses, chariots etc. One side is coloured to antique copper and the other to a pewter appearance.
These sets make a fascinating and surprising gift for any chess or board games lover. For those who are already familiar with Xiang Qi, the superior pieces should make a welcome change and literally add another dimension to game play!
Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
Approx. dimensions: 25.5 x 22.5 x 1.8cm. King 3.4cm
Product Ref: 00047W
- A stylish Chinese chess set featuring a folding board with storage for the pieces
- Unusually for Chinese Chess playing pieces in detailed 3D shapes of the figures they represent
- Pieces made from metal. Available in 2 sizes – this is the smaller version.
- An interesting game to learn and has a couple of twists that add to the complexity of the game
- Makes a fascinating and surprising gift for any chess or board games lover