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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]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2010-03-04 UTC
I have created a Zillions implementation of this game:

Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-25 UTC
You can play this game in horror style here:

Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-06 UTCGood ★★★★
It's good game, but it's not xian-qi at all...

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2009-03-15 UTC
This page needs another title. Anqi or Banqi?

Yao Ming wrote on 2005-12-31 UTCGood ★★★★
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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! wrote on 2003-05-19 UTC
I 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

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!

Anonymous wrote on 2002-12-20 UTC
This 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

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

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.

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

Daniel wrote on 2002-11-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
this is a great game which i learnt from my friends

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'

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