- Date and time :
13 Apr @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HLS Mandarin Centre
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Xiangqi (Chinese: 象棋; pinyin: xiàngqí), also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi (cờ tướng) is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.
The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy’s general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares. (Quoted from Wikipedia)
Are you interested in experiencing the decent and traditional Chinese culture?
Programme on this event
1. Drinking traditional Chinese tea.
2. Introduction of Chinese chess.
3. Chinese chess practice
Limit: 10 participants (maximum)
fees: 200 Rand per person