Shogi, also known as Japanese chess or the Game of Generals, is a two-player strategy board game that is the Japanese variant of chess. It is the most popular chess variant in Japan.
The aim of the game is to conquer the opposing king. The two players do not distinguish their pieces by color, but rather by the direction of the pointed side. It shows who the pieces currently belong to.
Compared to chess, Shogi has appealing differences and additional rules that make the game interesting. An important difference is the capture and reinstallation of the game pieces. As a result, they do not decrease in the course of the game, so that the tide can turn for the players at any time.
The second fundamental difference to classic chess is the way the pieces are moved, giving them more opportunities to move. The pieces get stronger and the game more attractive.
This game is not only suitable for good chess players looking for new challenges, but also for beginners.
- Playing Time
- 60 minutes
- 8 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Abstract Strategy