IntroductionThis is a variant of a stacked shogi and a "extra-piece-in-front-of-king" shogi. There can be other variants using these two ideas.
SetupLike Shogi but there is a new piece in front of your King, which should be more flat on top than the others since other piece need to placed on top. (It should be called according to a Japanese kanji if you have a suggestion I can make it two kanji put on this piece like other shogi pieces are. It will be called "Kirby" in the below text but that is not a kanji)
PiecesKirby moves one space straight forward, one space straight back, or one space diagonally forward. When it captures an opponent piece, put that piece on top of Kirby (unpromoted side up). Now it has its old movement ability as well as the one of the piece on top of it. If you capture a piece while another one is already on top, it captures normally. If Kirby is captured, the piece on top goes to *your* bench (but Kirby goes to capturer's bench, as normal). You may waste a turn to move the piece on top of Kirby to your bench, but on the same turn you may drop that same piece if you wish, as long as it is dropped adjacent to Kirby.
Rules(Same as Shogi except as described above.)
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Web page created: 2005-12-13. Web page last updated: 2005-12-15