The Wikipedia article on Banqi is fraught with controversy (documenting many variants of the game and different translations of piece names), so I’ve written my own brief page about Banqi. My page includes instructions for the variant I play with my friends, as well as the current version of my custom board (which I intend […]
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This is the way the board looked at the end of a recent Banqi game I played with a friend from work (Brian Jarvis). I was red. I lost. I don’t think I’ve ever played or seen a game that involved worse luck than this one. It was remarkable. I still enjoyed playing it.
Today we had banqi lunch at Tucanos. The food was delicious (as always), and one of the servers was interested in the game, so I gave him the woodpress URL and told him to search for Banqi. Since it’s been a while since I posted this information, I’ll do it again for his convenience: The […]
Today I ate at Sizzler with my friend Thom. This particular Sizzler has hearts of palm (mmmm), which are the only reason I ever choose to eat there. Today a waiter named Jeff (or so he claimed, and his name tag looked pretty darn official) walked by and saw us playing Banqi. He was interested […]
There were some issues with the previous Banqi board I posted, so I revised it. This one isn’t quite as artsy, but I fixed some technical errors with the pieces, and used more of the available space for the play area. I intend to continue to improve this board, so I’ll probably post updated versions […]
At my last job, I made some new friends who play a game (usually over lunch) they call Ban Chi (or Banqi). It’s played with a Chinese chess set (on half the board) starting with the pieces face down. A typical game takes around 15 minutes. They began playing Ban Chi after they got good […]