[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Hasami Shogi. Popular Japanese game, playable with Shogi set. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jose Carrillo wrote on 2016-07-31 UTCThis game is similar to the classical Greek game Petteia or the Roman game Latrunculi (without Duxes). Below is my new variation for the ancient games: http://www.chessvariants.com/invention/latrunculi-petteia-xxi Rich Hutnik wrote on 2010-05-07 UTCI am curious about this. Is this game a chess variant? Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-05-05 UTCThis game is similar to ancient-European board games (Petteia, Lantruculu, etc.). These games are more ancient than chess. Some people think that these European games are ancestors of chess. And i think, that it's probably true. But i did not hear before that these games went further than India... So, this game was invented indepently from Shogi, just played with Shogi equipment. However, i think, it's interesting to play this with drops, like Shogi. Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-10-23 UTCGood ★★★★Hasami Shogi is an interesting game, I don´t know about the origins, but it is very different from Shogi, so the name could be any other not associated with Shogi.There are other similar games. I have read that Mak-yek is played in Siam (and Malaysia under the name Apit-sodok) with the same goal, on the same board, but the 16 stones of each player are placed on the first and third row. The moves are the same, but the capture is custodian and also by intervention. Intervention capture is the opposite of custodian. If a stone moves between two enemy stones, it captures both stones. I have not played these variants, but my intuition says to me that they can be much more violent than HS. tiger wrote on 2005-10-22 UTCinteresting. i play a version on brainking.com wherein each player starts with 18 stones and the object is to *either* reduce your opponent to one stone remaining on the board *or* to place five of your own pieces in a row. i guess different people play it differently. another site i've seen raises about nine different points on which no-one seems to agree about the rules of this game. :D Ms. Cheese wrote on 2004-12-13 UTCGood ★★★★Hasami Shogi is definately a great game. And it's not as stressful as chess (don't need to think many moves ahead). Oddly, the variant i play is different than the one you mention. I play one where the objective is to get 5 of my own pawns in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal). Thus the objective is drastically changed from getting rid of your opponents pieces, to getting 5 in a row of your own. Anonymous wrote on 2003-10-24 UTCGood ★★★★this is a little different then who i learned the game. the starting positions include two rows of pawns instead of one. i want to try this alternate starting position because it seems to be a more simple stragedy but complexicity provides a longer game and allows the strategic mind to further develope. i recomend trying this game if you like chess. im twenty years old and i play with my twenty five year old brother in seattle, wa, usa.----->play on 7 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.