[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Earlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ Later A different game, played with Xiangqi pieces. Played on the squares of half a Xiangqi board but using all the pieces. (8x4, Cells: 32) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-02 UTCGood ★★★★The game's name, as called in my place of study in Singapore, is Gai Qi, meaning 'covered (or obscured) chess' Daniel wrote on 2002-11-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★this is a great game which i learnt from my friends Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★does that mean that if your opponents king is still alive and if all your pawns and king die?u lose Anonymous wrote on 2002-12-20 UTCThis game is a very popular form called An-Qi (or covered) chess. It is very popular version of the game. There is also a totally different way of playing this covered chess in which the pieces themselves actually move and capture like in regular Chinese Chess. 1. The general moves one space up, down or sideways and not diagonally. Generals may face each other. When the general is checkmated, the game is over. 2. The two mandarins move one space diagonally. 3. The elephants may move one or two spaces diagonally and may jump over the intervening piece, be in opponent or yours, covered or uncovered piece. 4. The horses move the same way. It is crippled by a piece the same way as in Chinese Chess. However, only opponent pieces may cripple your horse. Covered pieces count as empty squares so a horse may jump over them. 5. The chariots move exactly the same way. 6. The cannons move one or two spaces forward, back or sideways. It captures by jumping over a screen and taking the enemy piece beyond it. Covered pieces count as empty spaces. 7. The soldiers move like the king. There is also a version allowing the rank just across the river as open to be able to move there. You can move your pieces to any spot just like crossing the river. However, the general, mandarins and soldiers may not move across the river. Only one rank directly across the river can be used and any major piece may move there. Stalemate is a victory for the stalemated general. S Fong wrote on 2003-05-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★My son, who is 4 years old, mastered this game within a month and beats me now and sometimes the computer too! An excellent game I played as a child in Hong Kong too. It is often called Mang Kei (in Cantonese) in Hong Kong, Mang meaning 'blind'. If anyone knows where I can download a program of this game, or buy one, please let me know! Also I need to download a program that has Airplane chess (not really chess but a boardgame) for my little ones too. Thanks! Susan. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 2003-05-19 UTCI forgot to put in my email address (I've just posted a comment on this subject). My name is susan and my email address is email@example.com Chinese wrote on 2004-10-29 UTCGood ★★★★Perhaps you made a mistake.The popular rank is: King -> Guard -> Bishop -> Rook -> Horse -> Cannon -> Pawn -->> King Good Work! Yao Ming wrote on 2005-12-31 UTCGood ★★★★½« Ê¿ Ïó ³µ Âí ÅÚ ×ä Ë§ Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2009-03-15 UTCThis page needs another title. Anqi or Banqi? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banqi Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-06 UTCGood ★★★★It's good game, but it's not xian-qi at all... Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-25 UTCYou can play this game in horror style here: http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/tomb-chess/ (zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2010-03-04 UTCI have created a Zillions implementation of this game: FRZ format: http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/Zillions/Banqi.frz ZRF format: http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/Zillions/Banqi.zrf Z_GenImg library required: http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/Zillions/Z_GenImg.zip 12 comments displayedEarlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ LaterPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.