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Color Square Shogi

Pieces

  • King: One space in any direction.
  • Vizier: One space in any direction, but must land on a square of different color that it started on.
  • Guard: One space in any direction, but must land on a square of same color that it started on.
  • Chariot: Can make repeated Vizier moves, only capture on last square it lands on, and must be each move same direction, or rotated 45 degrees cw or ccw from the previous move in this turn.
  • Bishop: Can make repeated Guard moves, only capture on last square it lands on, and must be each move same direction, or rotated 45 degrees cw or ccw from the previous move in this turn.
  • Knight: Moves like a Knight,Alfil,Dabbabah in Chess, but can only go to a square different color than it starting on.
  • Pawn: Moves one space straight forward. Promotes to a Dragon (only on last row).
  • Sweep: Moves one space orthogonally. Whne it moves, the color square on the from square and to square are switched around.
  • Dragon: Can use Chariot or Bishop move.

Rules

Mostly like Shogi. Board starts blank. But, before you start, each player has 20 black squares to place onto the board. Take turns placing these squares to any vacant space. Then, after all black squares has been put on, set up your pieces, 1 King, 2 Viziers, 2 Guards, 1 Chariot, 1 Bishop, 2 Knights, 2 Sweeps, randomly in your first 2 rows, and 9 pawns in your third row. Opponent mirrors this position.

Notes

Variants:
  • 0: Normal rules.
  • 1: Each player places a piece (in their first 2 rows) and a black square on their turn to place a square. When you already placed all of your pieces, then you continue placing squares until none left to place.
  • 2: Each player places 17 black squares instead of 20 each.
  • 4: Each player places 15 black squares instead of 20 each.
  • 6: Each player places 13 black squares instead of 20 each.
  • 8: As well as the black squares, each player also has 5 orange squares to place, which is another color, but no pieces can land there, but they can still step over them.


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Web page created: 2005-12-01. Web page last updated: 2005-12-01