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.
Players take the part of land owners, attempting to buy and then develop their land. Income is gained by other players visiting their properties and money is spent when they visit properties belonging to other players. When times get tough, players may have to mortgage their properties to raise cash for fines, taxes and other misfortunes.
At first you think you are playing good old Monopoly where they just add some extra buildings to give a little twist. But the longer you play, the more you realise they actually made a whole new game. You start with more money than usual, which gives you the idea you will last longer (with a bit of luck maybe). The fact that now you can build right away when you bought a property, gives so much dynamic to the game. No more waiting until you have the whole set, or not having the set because one player refuses to trade. Even with a couple of single properties you can win the game.
Mina Murray has been killed and yhe murderer remains at large – lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. The city howls for justice and closes in on those six known to be closest to her. It is up to you to sort through the clues and uncover WHO killed Mina, WHERE they killed her, and with WHAT weapon.
Created by a real American Farm Family as a FUN spoof of their life on the family farm. Buy more cows, get bigger milk-checks(and more expenses)! Designed to be easy to understand (so you don’t have to waste time reading directions) – FUN to play and never boring – so Ages 8 and up can play together – comfortably!