[ 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 Shogi Variant Program. Home page of a freeware program, that allows humans to play shogi and 11 variants of shogi. (Link.).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-07-20 UTCThe broken link is now fixed, and this page is now categorized as Program, not as Game. wrote on 2011-12-17 UTCPoor ★The Link is broken. Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★anyone who loves shogi should have this amazing program, it's the best. It has 17 variants, with fantastic info on the games and pieces, with diagrams to show how they move. To show how good the info is, below is in-game text about the 'Lion' and 'Fire Demon' from Tenjiku Shogi. The 'Lion' is one of the unusual pieces in Tenjiku Shogi, having a move which is unlike any piece in Western Chess. If the 8 squares immediately adjacent to the 'Lion' are called the 'A' squares (shown as Dark Blue Circles on the Piece Help screen), and the 16 squares two away from the piece are called the 'B' squares (represented as Light Blue Circles), then the 'Lion' may do any one of the following things in a single turn: - Move directly to any 'A' or 'B' square, jumping an intervening square if necessary; - Capture a piece on an 'A' square and continue moving one more square in any direction from the point of capture, making another capture if the 2nd square is also occupied by an enemy piece. - Capture a piece on any 'A' square without moving (this is known as 'igui' and counts as a turn). - Move to an adjacent square and return to the starting square (effectively passing the turn). This move can be made by double- clicking the left mouse button on the Lion. The 'Fire Demon' dominates the other fabulous beasts in Tenjiku Shogi in much the same way as the 'Lion' reigns supreme in Chu Shogi. The 'Fire Demon' has a powerful move as either an area mover or ranging piece, (described in text but too long to put here as well as all this) but its devastating feature is the power to 'burn' any adjacent enemy pieces. After the 'Fire Demon' completes its move, ALL enemy pieces unfortunate enough to be on one of the eight adjacent squares are captured and removed from play. This power is retained even during the opponents turn, in that a piece that ends its move next to an enemy 'Fire Demon' is still 'burnt' and removed from the game. Such a capture does not constitute a move for the 'Fire Demon'. If a 'Fire Demon' lands next to an opposing 'Fire Demon' it is the moving piece that is 'burnt'. here is a final bit of info (also comes from in-game help) on the game, i have only shown a small amount on what is given for game alone. Tenjiku Shogi (Exotic Shogi) is believed to have been invented in the sixteenth century by Buddhist monks, and certainly lives up to its name. While based on Chu Shogi (Middle Shogi), Tenjiku boasts a menagarie of wonderfully powerful pieces which make it a far more dynamic and fast- paced game than the other large variants. The exotic pieces include range jumpers which can jump over any number of pieces in order make a capture, and the 'Fire Demon' which can 'burn' all enemy pieces on the squares adjacent to where it lands! ok, well brilliant program by Steve Evans, thanks! 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.