The western game of Chess, familiar to us all, is just one small member of a family of games designed to teach the principles of battle. Chinese Chess -- or Hsiang Ch'i -- has roots that lead back to the 2nd century B.C., and has existed in its current form for some 800 years. It is played by both young and old throughout China, and supports a strong tournament structure for professional players. Chinese Chess is a superior game to the western variety in several important ways. Unlike western chess, it retains its strong simulation of actual military engagement. Fast, as well as challenging to play, Chinese Chess provides lively entertainment.
The pack contains a detailed play guide and strategic hints and tips for the game, along with a colorful board and the 32 pieces used in play.