Chinese chess, or Xiangqi, is a very popular game in the Eastern Hemisphere that is played by millions of people, mainly throughout Asia. The traditional Xiangqi board consists of 10 horizontal lines and nine vertical li... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

?Chess Titans? can be downloaded from any number of sites, such as Updatestar or Webcrawler. It is a free 39.4 MB download and requires at least Windows XP, 2000, or greater, to run the software. More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

It is possible to get better at chess by studying established chess tactics and examining previously played games from famous chess players. Practicing against other opponents is also a crucial aspect of the process. More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

One helpful chess tip is to move the pawn in front of the king or queen as the first move. This allows an opening for your bishop and queen to move out. Another tip is to move your knights and bishop to the center, so th... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

Set up a chess board by positioning the board correctly; placing the rooks, knights and bishops; putting the queen and king on the board; and setting out the pawns. This takes only a few minutes and requires a chess boar... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

One special move in chess is called the Queen's Gambit, an opening move that features white pressuring black with the queen piece very early in the game. Chess is a game with thousands and thousands of possible move comb... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

In chess, the Sicilian Defense is known as one of the best defenses against an opponent's e4 opening move when using the white pieces. This move is known as being an aggressive defensive move not only because it prevents... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games