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Shogi is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Oriental, ShogiBased.

Shogi. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus Duniho.


Shogi is the variant of chess that is most widely played in Japan, where the game has reached great heights. There are many organized events, professional players with a detailed rating system, etc. Shogi is known to many as "Japanese Chess". Shogi received a small but enthousiastic group of players in the west. People often praise the game for its strategic and tactical possibilities, and state that the game is more complex to play than "regular" chess. Due to the rule that taken pieces can reappear as reinforcements of the opponent, draws are not common. <b>Recognized Variant of the Month for February 2002.</b>


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The board used for this game has 9 row(s), 9 column(s), 81 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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  • Bird Shogi. Tori Shogi, or Bird Shogi. A variant of Japanese Chess on a 7 by 7 board. (7x7, Cells: 49) Inventor: Ohashi Soei.
  • Heian-Dai Shogi. Early Great Shogi. (13x13, Cells: 169)
  • Taikyoku Shogi. Taikyoku Shogi. Extremely large shogi variant. (36x36, Cells: 1296) Author: Isao Umebayashi and Larry L. Smith.
  • Tunnelshogi. 3-D Shogi variant. (8x(4x4), Cells: 128) By Charles Gilman.
  • Tenjiku Shogi pictures. Photos of a commercial Tenjiku Shogi set. Author: John Lawson.
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