#264 Shogi

Shogi is also known as ‘Japanese Chess’.

将棋 means ‘generals board game’

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It has similarities to chess with the pieces, their arrangement on the board and playing to get a checkmate.

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There are different rules and the rectangular pieces aren’t differentiated by colour, just direction.

It is a very popular game with a very long history – it is thought to have been in its current form for over 500 years.

It even has TV shows dedicated to it.

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Check out Shogi’s wiki page for more detailed info on the pieces and history.

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