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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger. Whale Shogi. Shogi variant. (6x6, Cells: 36) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2010-10-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Wow, there are a lot of people hating Whale Shogi. I for one like my chess variants nice and complex, and 8 piece types (which are not really that hard to learn) is a good balance, rather like Tori Shogi, which I am also a fan of. The divergent pieces are certainly easier to keep track of than, say, the pieces in Chu Shogi, Tenjiku Shogi, and definitely Taikyoku Shogi. Anyways, on a random note, the Porpoise/Killer Whale duality is a new, interesting idea I haven't seen anywhere else. Because you have to consider in Shogi variants what your opponent will gain as well as what you will lose, I have found the Porpoise's value to be about equal to that of the Grey Whale. Oh, and by the way, I am also a fan of Outback Chess ;-).