Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) App Reviews

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Too long to make a move.

The computer takes too long to make a move when you play the hardest level. (average 1 minute) should be 20-30 second max. Hope they fix this problem with the updates.

A great chinese chess experience

The artwork is quite nice and original, soothing. Cool music too. Never any glitches and never freezes. I dig the westernized pieces since i m used to normal chess. Gameplay is perfect whether 1 or 2 players. This is exactly what i wanted. Superb for the price especially.

Best chinese chess app

Its easy to use and its a fun game. Thanks

A great introduction to chinese chess

This game is definitely worth owning...especially for players who are new to chinese chess.

Alright, rules need tweaking

Good game, nice interface... Some main rules not followed. The rule where two kings cannot directly face each other is not followed. This is very crucial to gaming strategy.

Attractive, atmospheric game.

Im terrible at Xangqui, but this app certainly makes practicing a more attractive option!

can actually win this!

Nice interface - works really well on the small screen! I like that both dragging and tapping work for moving pieces. Im not sure what pham100 is referring to - telepotency, aka the "flying general" attack works just fine here. This version of game lets you "finish off" your opponent instead of quietly ending the game when a checkmate situation occurs. You can make moves that leave your general in danger... and then suffer the consequences.


totally worth the 99 cents. its better than my free xiangqi on my comp. And the music is great.

Good game

Very good user interface


I had never played chinese chess before, but this caught my eye, and at 99 cents i figured id try it. If you are like me and dont understand it at first, wikipedia it and find out how to play. Trust me, it rocks

Havent fully explored it yet, but...

Why isnt it letting me make certain moves that Id be allowed in real life Chinese chess?

Good for its price

Great app with nice looking pieces. Can you add a restart option for in game?

there are some problems with this game.

great chess game, but i cant make some move as in the real game; also, i cant start a new game without going back to the home screen.

This game is really well done.

I am very impressed with this game. Gameplay is excellent, it really has a great look, and overall just really well done. The highlight on move spaces can help a beginner, but the game can be challenging for those who are experienced too... now has become one of my favorite games...

Very nice game

Wish to add hint and set up position in the next version

Good enough

Very nice game and cheap!well done!

Too slow on the difficult level

The algorithm is not good on the difficult level as it takes more than two minutes for computer to make a single move. It feels like the iPod is freezed. It simply impossibe to play that level for the waiting time invovled.

There is a glitch after os3.1

Chess pieces disappear when I use the back button. Please fix soon.

Excellent for beginners

Fantastic. In addition to its beautiful design, the extensive move by move rewind accelerates learning from mistakes. The music is pleasant, and most importantly the continue feature is flawless, unlike some of the other xiangqi apps. Furthermore, its never crashed on me. They even went so far as to flip the characters on all of the pieces between turns when you play with someone else face to face, so I can just set my phone on the table and its like a real board. Seriously, the only way to improve on this app would be if they hosted a server for online play. But for a solitaire style computer approach or board game stand-in, this ones the way to go.

Chinese Chess :)

If you are a fan of Chinese Chess then this is the game for you. Easily worth the price.

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