Chinese chess has almost 2000 years of history. It has the same numbers of pieces as regular chess and is played on the same board. Yet Chinese chess pieces are flat and stamped with characters, in contract to the three-dimensional chess pieces of western chess.
“C. Chess” is a Chinese chess set that can also be played as western chess by players inserting upright components. I created this as both a versatile game set and as a symbol of how different cultures can merge together.