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Zhongqiu Bo Bing, a folk game

xiamen.chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 6, 2019


Zhongqiu bo bing, or betting on moon cakes, is a folk game played around the Mid-Autumn Festival. It originated in Xiamen and then traveled to Zhangzhou's Longhai, Quanzhou's Anhai and Jinmen.

It is a fair, simple but funny game played with six dice. Just throw the dice into a bowl and the different pips you get stand for different ranks of awards you will win.

The gambling game has six ranks of awards, which were given the names of winners in ancient imperial examinations: zhuangyuan, bangyan, tanhua, jinshi, juren and xiucai.