Xiang Qi Training Use your mouse to play Chinese Chess. Chinese chess, or xiangqi, is perhaps the most popular board game in the world, played by millions of people in China, other parts of Asia, and wherever Chinese have settled. In recent years it has started to become better known among non-Chinese. Westernized sets of boards and pieces sometimes show up in specialty games shops, and there have been several computer versions. But this wonderful game is still not as well known as it deserves to be. Basic rulesPlayers take alternate turns. In each turn, a player must make a single move with a single piece. If a piece ends its move on a point occupied by an enemy piece, that piece is captured and permanently removed from play. The object of the game is to capture the enemy general. The game is won as soon as one player can make no move that prevents capture of his general. This is checkmate. Stalemate, where one player has no legal move but is not in check, is a win for the last player to move. It is illegal to make any move that exposes your general to immediate capture. This is called moving into check. It is illegal to avoid defeat or attempt to force a draw by repeating the same series of moves over and over. In particular, perpetual check is not allowed, and the onus is on the attacker to vary his move. The rules of Chinese Chess differs slightly from the internationally recognized game of Chess, making it easy for anyone who know Chess to learn how to play Chinese Chess. Play chinese chess with another player offline move your pieces strategically.