Chinese Chess

I was teaching my son how to play Chinese Chess the other day, but couldn’t remember the whole rhyming song that explains the basic rules. So today while driving home, I made one up 🙂

马走日
象走田
炮打须隔山
小卒步步向前走
大俥纵横无阻拦
双士护两侧
老将守家园
中国相棋乐无边

Sorry if you don’t read Chinese, and I don’t think I’ll be able to translate it either. But if you are interested (it is a fantastic game, by the way), Wikipedia actually has some instructions in English. There are also quite a few Chinese Chess apps for Android and iPad if you want try it out.

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