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The Games of China
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This Geeklist is a compendium of games unique to China. Some of the games that are found here are fairly new, while others are quite ancient. This list is meant to showcase games that were created in China, or are adaptations of Western games with a Chinese spin.

I've also included the most common simplified Chinese characters (in my experience) as well as the pinyin and a direct translation in English.

If you know a game that should be added to this list, PM me or make a comment about it.

News
12/19/2010
I have decided to change the purpose of this Geeklist slightly and as of such, I have changed the title and the introduction.

NEEDING MORE INFO:

This local card game of Leshan, China needs to be added.

Learned of another card game called 诈金花 that should be added.

Quan Dui needs to be added.

More games here

Saw a game here i believe is called 五行棋 - It is being researched here.

The game of pak kop piu/báigēpiào 白鴿票 needs to be submitted.

A possible game known as Juanmen may be found here. I will look into it more.

Another possible game known as Chupu 樗蒲 (chūpú) is in the process of being researched here.

In the book "Board and Table Game Antiques," R.C. Bell mentions two games: wong t'i sing (God of Request) and sap ng hor pai.

In the book "Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling" David G. Schwartz mentions a game called the Hua-Hoey Lottery or The Game of Thirty-Six Animals.

Another lottery game has been drawn to my attention known as Wai Sing, more information can be found here.

Many games need to be added from Things Chinese By James Dyer Ball

Coan Ki (樽棋) zūnqí or The Bottle Game needs to be added.

東莞牌 seems to be a possible card game

十五湖 seems to be another card game

Pong Hau K'i is another possible game

方棋 / fāngqí / square chess is another possible game

here is the wiki page for chinese card games

A dice game known as strung flowers needs to be added

A dice game known as throwing heaven and nine needs to be added

Some chinese cardgames can be found here, here and here.

In his "Phillipine Games" Stewart Culin mentions the game of "ch'e me". He also identifies a game identical to Three Man's Morris called luk tsut k’i (六子棋), "six man chess."

A list of chess games can be found here.

The dominoe game of xié dīng - 斜釘 needs to be added.

Some games need to be added from Cantonese Apothgms by Rev. R. J. Stevens

LINKS
+The Asian Society has a very good website at Asian Games: The Art of Contest.
+For modern Chinese wargames, check out this excellent list China Wargames.
+Some great artifacts can be found on the "games" page of ChineseCol.com
+Chinese games in detail can be found on the "games" page of Cultural-China.com
+Things Chinese By James Dyer Ball can be downloaded free from Google Books at this link.
+Korean Games with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan (AKA Games of the Orient) by Stewart Culin can be downloaded free from Google Books at this link
+Chinese Games with Dice and Dominoes by Stewart Culin can be downloaded free from Google Books at this link
+The Gambling Games of the Chinese in America By Stewart Culin can be downloaded for free from Google Books at this link.
+There are some interesting articles on Chinese Boardgames at the blog [url= http://cryptoforest.blogspot.com/]Crypto Forestry[/url].
+A great cover of the history of Go and some other early games of China (Liubo and Yi) can be found in this blog entry at BabelStone.
+An exhibit at the Capital Museum in Beijing on Chinese games can be viewed here
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51. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1716]
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Chinese: 伤脑筋十二块
Pinyin: shāngnǎojīn shíèr kuài
English: Troublesome Twelve Pieces
 
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52. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1716]
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Chinese: 华容道
Pinyin: Huáróng dào
English: Huarong Pass
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53. Board Game: Pai Gow [Average Rating:5.61 Unranked]
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Chinese: 牌九
Pinyin: páijiǔ
English: Game Pieces Nine
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54. Board Game: Pick Up Sticks [Average Rating:4.21 Overall Rank:11057]
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Chinese: 游戏棒
Pinyin: yóuxì bàng
English: The Game of Sticks
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55. Board Game: Poker Face [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: 赌神
Pinyin: dǔ shén
English: Gambling God
 
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56. Board Game: Qi Guo Xiang Qi [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: 七国象棋
Pinyin: qīguó xiàngqí
English: Seven Nation Elephant Game
 
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57. Board Game: Rabbit Hunt [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:5499]
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Chinese: 狡兔三窟
Pinyin: jiǎo tù sān kū
English: Cunning Rabbit Three Caves
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58. Board Game: Rebels [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
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Chinese: (Unknown)
Pinyin: (Unknown)
English: Sixteen pursue the general
 
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59. Board Game: San Guo Qi [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: 三国棋
Pinyin: sān guó qí
English: The Three Kingdoms Game
 
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60. Board Game: San Guo Sha: Tomb of Cao Cao [Average Rating:4.90 Unranked]
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Chinese: 三国杀:曹操墓
Pinyin: sānguóshā:cáocāomù
English: Three Kingdoms Kill: Caocao's Tomb
 
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61. Board Game: See Sek [Average Rating:5.62 Unranked]
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Chinese: 四色
Pinyin: sìsè
English: Four Colors
 
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62. Board Game: Sheng Guan Tu [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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Chinese: 陞官图
Pinyin: shēngguāntú
English: The Promotion Official Chart Game
 
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63. Board Game: Shou Ba Yi [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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Chinese: 手把一
Pinyin: shǒu bǎ yī
English: (Unknown)
 
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64. Board Game: Si Guo Da Zhan [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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Chinese: 四国大战
Pinyin: sìguódǎzhàn
English: Great Battle of Four Countries
 
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65. Board Game: Sic Bo [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Chinese: 骰寶
Pinyin: tóubǎo
English: Dice Treasure
 
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66. Board Game: Steel Leader [Average Rating:5.24 Unranked]
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Chinese: 铁老大
Pinyin: tiě lǎo dà
English: Steel Leader
 
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67. Board Game: Sugoroku [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: 双六
Pinyin: shuāngliù
English: Double Sixes
 
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68. Board Game: Taiwan Snackbar [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:5860]
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Chinese: 小吃大胃王
Pinyin: xiǎochī dà wèi wáng
English: Taiwan Snackbar
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69. Board Game: Ten Major Construction Projects [Average Rating:5.80 Unranked]
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Chinese: 十大建設
Pinyin: shí dà jiànshè
English: Ten Major Constructions
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70. Board Game: Three Tigers Chess [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: (Unknown)
Pinyin: (Unknown)
English: (Unknown)
 
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71. Board Game: Tic-Tac-Toe [Average Rating:2.57 Overall Rank:11076]
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Chinese: 井字游戏
Pinyin: jǐngzì yóuxì
English: The Jǐng-Character (井) Game
 
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72. Board Game: Tien Gow [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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Chinese: 天九
Pinyin: tiānjiǔ
English: Heaven Nine
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73. Board Game: Tien Zi Que [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3968]
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Chinese: 天子雀
Pinyin: tiān zǐ què
English: Sparrow Emperor
 
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74. Board Game: Tiger Chess [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Chinese: 老虎棋
Pinyin: lǎohǔ qí
English: Tiger Game
 
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75. Board Game: Tui Zao Mo [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Chinese: 推棗磨
Pinyin: tuī zǎo mó
English: Pushing the Jujube Grindstone
 
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