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Shatranji. A hybrid of Shatranj and Chessgi. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ivan Roth wrote on 2011-03-15 UTC
Close, but no cigar. Shatranji is, in my opinion, still too powerful piece-wise for a shogi version. However, after some tinkering in Zillions, I realized something: If you just remove the rooks and pawns, it plays beautifully! Try it, and you'll be amazed at the improvement in gameplay. Update: For those who find the above a bit sparse, it works just as well with the pawns in fornt of the king and general left in. This leads to a more restricted opening, but more opportunities in other areas.