Agreed with Kelazi
I always loved chinese chess, but majority of people do not know how to play it so I'll try my best to explain.
Bing(soldier) - The thing that is the front of your troops. Equivilant to a pawn, but only can move forward until it passes through the 'river'(middle). It only can defeat an opponent via that method of moving forward or sideways.
Pao(Jaguar or smth) - The thing in the middle of your side of the field. These can move infinitely in a straight line unless something is blocking. Its method of defeating is jumping over friend or foe to an opponent chess piece.
Che(car) - The things that are at the corner of the map. They are equal to Rook(Castle) in English chess
Ma(Horse) - The things next to car. Same as horse in English chess, but it moves in a -- | method, in which if something is at the 1st dash, it cannot move that way.
Xiang(elephant) - The things next to horse. They only can stay at your side of the river and move diagonally twice in a straight line.
Shi(soldier) - This is different from the other soldiers as it can only move within the 3 by 3 box its in. It moves diagonally once.
Shi(King) - If it dies, you lose. Only able to move forward, backward and to the side. No diagonal.
Hope it helps :)