Xiang Qi - Chinese Chess

Xiang Qi - Chinese Chess

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 of our Chinese Chess Sets are of a good quality, suitable for beginners and Grandmasters alike.


 
 




















 

Play Xiang Qi Today (Chinese Chess in tube)

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Play Xiang Qi Today (Chinese Chess in tube)

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  • A simple Xiang Qi set
  • Ideal for schools and newcomers to the game
  • Roll up leatherette board with wooden playing pieces
  • Simple cardboard storage tube
  • Instructions included

A simple Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) set that's ideal for schools and beginners. The set includes a good size, roll-up leatherette board and wooden Xiang Qi pieces with black and red markings.

The wooden pieces are nice and thick with clear markings. Please note that the odd piece may be slightly smudged but any imperfection is purely cosmetic.

This set is supplied in a simple cardboard tube.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 295 x 331mm. Pieces: 33mm diamter
Board: 11.6x13 inch. Pieces: 1.3 inch diamter

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.










 

Large Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) Set

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Large Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) set (Beech veneer board with 45mm pieces)

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  • Large size Beech veneer board - approx. 48 x 52cm
  • Clearly marked plastic playing pieces - over 4cm in diameter
  • Large size board that's a joy to play on
  • Good quality components

A large size Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) set including a nicely made, Beech veneer board with large plastic playing pieces.

The wooden board features a decorative border and clear printing with traditional Chinese markings and the plastic pieces are nice and big, clearly marked in red and black.

Most Chinese Chess sets tend to be quite small. This is a particularly large set with nice chunky pieces making the the experience of playing the game much more enjoyable.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 48 x 52cm Pieces: 4.5cm diameter
Board: 18.9x20.5 inch Pieces: 1.8 inch diameter










 

Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set with resin pieces

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Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set with resin pieces

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  • A stylish Chinese chess set with storage for the 3 dimensional pieces
  • Unusually for Chinese Chess playing pieces in detailed 3D shapes of the figures they represent
  • Pieces made from resin
  • 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

Usually Chinese Chess sets are very basic with flat round pieces. The Xiang Qi pieces in these sets are unusual; each piece is resin in detailed 3D shapes of the figures they represent, horses, chariots etc.

This is nice box version, consisting of the board which doubles as the removable lid to the storage box underneath for the pieces.

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!

Approx. Dimensions:

King: 5.5cm. Box: 36.3 x 33 x 4cm
King: 2.2 inch. Box: 14.3x13x1.6 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.










 

Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)

Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)
Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)
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Xiang Qi Chinese Chess set (4.2cm King)


Apologies - we cannot source this product at present so it is suspended. It is hoped that we will find another source in the long term but we cannot guarantee it.

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69.90

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  • 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 larger 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

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 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!

Approx. Dimensions:

Open 35.5 x 30.5 x 2cm. King 4.2cm
Open 14x12x0.8 inch. King 1.7 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.










 

Magnetic Xiang Qi - Travel Chinese Chess set

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Magnetic Xiang Qi - Travel Chinese Chess set

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  • Magnetic Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) set
  • Portable set suitable for travel use
  • Durable hinged board with plastic pieces
  • Board folds to store pieces when not in use
  • A great introduction to the wonderful game

Chinese Chess or Xiang Qi is often quoted as the most popular board game in the world. This is more to do with the population of China than to any general acceptance globally but none-the-less there are many positive aspects to this interesting and very old version of Chess.

This version of the game is quite portable and suitable for travel, consisting of a simple magnetic board that means the pieces shouldn't slip if jogged. The plastic board is metal hinged and folds to store the 32 magnetic pieces, each with a 2cm diameter and decorated with traditional red & green writing.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 27.5 x 27.5 x 1.5cm
Board: 10.8x10.8x0.6 inch










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