Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess follows in the footsteps of the original Battle Chess by taking the ancient game of Chinese Chess and setting it on a living battlefield. Instead of hand-moving pieces, players direct armed soldiers, each representing one of the game's traditional pieces. The game adheres to Chinese Chess rules so while the board is similar to European chess, pieces are placed along line intersections instead of in squares. The goal is still to capture the opposing king, still a potent offensive weapon. However, in Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess, a pair of advisors protects the king and to the side of each "vizier," is an elephant. Knights and rooks are similar to their European chess counterparts. At these front lines, players have five pawns and a pair of cannons.
A sequel to the original Battle Chess, this game takes on a more Chinese approach, both in the rules of the game and in the presentation.
Using a Chinese variation of the game of Chess, pieces like the Queen and Bishop are replaced by Counsellors, Ministers, and Cannon. Pieces behave differently than their European counterparts and even the board is set up differently. Two things remain the same: the ultimate goal of checkmating the opposing player's king and the Battlechess style animated battles that occur when two pieces contend for the same spot on the board.
Too bad many people are discouraged to play this game because they think Chinese Chess is either not interesting or too difficult to learn. Nothing can be further from the truth! Chinese Chess is easy to learn, especially when Interplay applies the wonderfully original idea of Battle Chess to the intriguing Chinese Chess system, animating Chinese soldiers with style and humor. With the tremendous task of memorizing Chinese characters removed, now you have no excuse for not trying this one out.
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