Called also Xiangqi, it is a two-player Chinese board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, shogi and janggi. The present-day form of Xiangqi originated in China and is therefore commonly called Chinese chess in English. The first chacarter Xiàng here has the meaning "image" or "representational", hence Xiangqi can be literally translated as "representational chess". The game is sometimes called "elephant chess" after an alternative meaning of as "elephant".
Xiangqi has a long history. Though its precise origins have not yet been confirmed, the earliest literary reference comes from the 9th century.
Xiangqi is one of the most popular board games in the world. Distinctive features of Xiangqi include the unique movement of the pao ("cannon") piece, a rule prohibiting the generals (similar to chess kings) from facing each other directly, and the river and palace board features, which restrict the movement of some pieces.
A strategy board game which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners. The game is a modern and simplified variation of the game Halma.( invented in Germany in 1892) The rules are simple, so even young children can play
First trademarked in 1974 but forms of the game have existed for much longer than that.
Strategic game with a surprising end.
Originally played by the royalty of Madagascar, Fanorona was a pass time for the wealthy. It still holds up today as an extremely strategic game for two players.
22 white balls & 22 black balls set on the board as in the picture.
Each turn players move one of their balls to an unoccupied space. When a ball runs into or moves away from a line of the opponent's balls they are removed from play. The play to have the last remaining balls on the board is the winner.
You will have to find a tactical way to capture the last balls on the board.