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Vintage 1981 CHINESE CHESS Board Game by Gabriel Excellent and Complete Condition RARE

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Vintage CHINESE CHESS Board Game (1981)

Up for your consideration is a vintage CHINESE CHESS Board Game by Gabriel from 1981.

Product no. 71360.

This game is in VERY GOOD CONDITION and has ALL playing pieces, game board and instructions.

Box has some wear but overall in good shape. - Rare Game!

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"The brilliant gimmick of this game is that players do not choose a color to move (they are allowed to move pieces of either color, and capture pieces of either color), but instead choose a *tactic* -- jumping either same-colored pieces or different-colored pieces. Pieces move only orthogonally, never diagonally. Captures occur when one piece jumps over another, and multiple jumps (changing directions if desired) are allowed. If you cannot jump, or prefer not to, you may slide any piece orthogonally in one direction any number of free spaces, like a chess rook. There are 12 colored bonus squares on the board. When the player using same-colored tactics ends his jump (or series of jumps) on a bonus square that is the same color as the piece he is moving, he gets to take another turn, and mutatis mutandis for the player using different-colored tactics. Bonus moves can only be earned from jumps, not from slides. You are prohibited from moving the last piece moved by your opponent, but you can jump and capture that piece. (One uncertainty here that the rules lawyer in me noticed -- it's not clear whether you could start your turn with some other piece that earned you a bonus move, and *then* move the last piece moved by your opponent. I would say it's more logically consistent to prohibit that, but you're free to house-rule it either way and see how it works.)

The goal of the game is to be the first to capture 13 pieces, regardless of what color or combination of colors those pieces are. The board is nicely designed with holding trays on each side, divided into a long section and a short section. The long section holds exactly 13 pieces, so you can see at a glance how close a player is to winning, and when they have won."
Vintage CHINESE CHESS Board Game (1981)

Up for your consideration is a vintage CHINESE CHESS Board Game by Gabriel from 1981.

Product no. 71360.

This game is in VERY GOOD CONDITION and has ALL playing pieces, game board and instructions.

Box has some wear but overall in good shape. - Rare Game!

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"The brilliant gimmick of this game is that players do not choose a color to move (they are allowed to move pieces of either color, and capture pieces of either color), but instead choose a *tactic* -- jumping either same-colored pieces or different-colored pieces. Pieces move only orthogonally, never diagonally. Captures occur when one piece jumps over another, and multiple jumps (changing directions if desired) are allowed. If you cannot jump, or prefer not to, you may slide any piece orthogonally in one direction any number of free spaces, like a chess rook. There are 12 colored bonus squares on the board. When the player using same-colored tactics ends his jump (or series of jumps) on a bonus square that is the same color as the piece he is moving, he gets to take another turn, and mutatis mutandis for the player using different-colored tactics. Bonus moves can only be earned from jumps, not from slides. You are prohibited from moving the last piece moved by your opponent, but you can jump and capture that piece. (One uncertainty here that the rules lawyer in me noticed -- it's not clear whether you could start your turn with some other piece that earned you a bonus move, and *then* move the last piece moved by your opponent. I would say it's more logically consistent to prohibit that, but you're free to house-rule it either way and see how it works.)

The goal of the game is to be the first to capture 13 pieces, regardless of what color or combination of colors those pieces are. The board is nicely designed with holding trays on each side, divided into a long section and a short section. The long section holds exactly 13 pieces, so you can see at a glance how close a player is to winning, and when they have won."

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  • Materials: cardboard, paper, plastic
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