|Players||2 to 2||Scale||Abstract|
|Length||60 to 90 mins|
|Xiang Qi.vmod||Module||349 KB||2016-05-29||3.2.16|
The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's general (king). Distinctive features of xiang qi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.