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Whale Shogi is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Orthodox chess, . This item is located on a site outside of chessvariants.org.

This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-09-28
 Author: Douglas  Silfen and Karl  Scherer. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger. Whale ShogiThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-09-28
 Author: Douglas  Silfen and Karl  Scherer. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger.. Small Shogi variant.

Author: Douglas Silfen and Karl Scherer. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger.

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Whale Shogi is a variant of Shogi, Japanese chess. However, unlike most other Shogi-variants, Whale Shogi roots are not in Japan, but in the U.S., and the game also is mostly played outside Japan (although it is not clear how often). It was invented in 1981 by R. Wayne Schmittberger (the author of New Rules for Classic Games); however, he does not mention Whale Shogi in this book. As is more common in Shogi variants, the inventor has named all pieces after a kind of animal: in this case all are whales and related animals.

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The board used for this game has 6 row(s), 6 column(s), 36 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 1981. [1980-1982]. [1976-1986].

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