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Asher Hurowitz

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North Korean Janggi: They Play It Differently!
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:47:10 pm »
I am fortunate to have many friends from South Korea, one of these friends has informed me that in the Communist North they play Janggi differently:

-The Chariots (車) are called the "missiles" (a reflection of their current warlike scientific goals) placed next to the advisors nearest to the fortress instead of the Elephants (象) or Horses (馬) instead of the traditional spot the chariots have occupied in every other variant I can remember, the back rank ends.

-The General (Cho楚/Han漢) is called the Marshall, regardless of side, discarding the foreign Chinese Chu/Han war for a more patriotic reflection of the countries system of government by using the preferred title of the current head of state.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 07:38:24 pm by Asher Hurowitz »
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Re: North Korean Janggi: They Play It Differently!
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 08:59:01 pm »
I hadn't heard of that, are the rest of the rules the same? 

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Re: North Korean Janggi: They Play It Differently!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 01:21:41 pm »
From what I have heard, yes.
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Re: North Korean Janggi: They Play It Differently!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 01:52:49 pm »
I am fortunate to have many friends from South Korea, one of these friends has informed me that in the Communist North they play Janggi differently:

-The General (Cho楚/Han漢) is called the Marshall, regardless of side, discarding the foreign Chinese Chu/Han war for a more patriotic reflection of the countries system of government by using the preferred title of the current head of state.

If they are playing the game on Kim Jon Un's birthday, they call The General "Our Holy and Great Leader."