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  Janggi, Korean Chess

  •   Janggi is one of the favorite folk games in Korea.
      It is recorded that it is played first in the days of the Koryo dynasty (918-1392), but the origin is believed to date back far earlier.
      Each person arranges 16 chessmen on a board like a battle line and moves them according to rules, and the winner is the one who captures the king of the opponent.
      It is a popular game, a contest of wisdom, played by everyone, young and old, as it relieves the mental and physical fatigue on them, develops their thinking faculty and makes the life pleasant.
      The number of its fans is increasing in numbers day by day.