XiangQi is one of the most played board games in the world. Translated loosely as “elephant game”, the name of XiangQi may have first been recorded in Songs of Chu during the 4th century BC of early China; in the state of Qi during the Warring State Period, the name “XiangQi” meant ivory Liubo pieces, not modern XiangQi played by Chinese. The modern Xiangqi set dates back to the Tang dynasty.
Done by the creators of the Farming Game, this takes their wonderful concept to a new level! Similar to the Farming Game, each player owns a construction company. Through buying equipment and winning bids, players are able to increase their production and thus their income! Players win when they make $1,500,000. This game teaches debt management, diversification of assets, and other useful skills for children and adults.
Similar to Monopoly, but instead of buying real estate, players acquire plots of land and plant a variety of crops in the hopes that the harvest will pay out big. However, with each harvest comes the unavoidable cost of doing business (fertilizer, equipment breakdown, purchasing new seeds, labor problems, etc.). The first player who has a total net worth (including land, equipment, livestock, etc.) of $250,000 becomes a “Full Time Farmer” and wins the game – thus getting rid of the time-consuming player elimination aspect of Monopoly.
Chinese Checkers, or Stern-Halma, is a version of Halma supporting up to six players. Parenthetically, it is neither Chinese nor is it Checkers. In many countries, it’s known as Chinese Chess or China-Chess which is even less accurate and definitely shouldn’t be confused with Xiangqi which is the true Chess variant from China.