Posted by: trainee
This game, very similar to chess and popular in Japan
Actually the rules are very simple :
like the chess, aim is to take he opponent's king.
If you can play the chess you can learn how to play faster, because the way to move the pieces is quite the same.
The only difficult point for beginners is to read the name of pieces and know what they are :
on Both sides you have 20 pieces :
So the first line full of "歩兵" fuhyo, like the pawn in chess, you can move forward 1 case,
and take opponent pieces 1 space forward, cant move backward.
The second line with ony two pieces, but they are very important to attack strategy in Shogi so you'd better try not to lost them
you have the 飛車 Hisha, can move any spaces you want, on the fourth direction * foreward, backward, left and right, but cannot move in diagonals, its like the Rook in chess.
Then you have the 角行 Kakugyo can move any spaces you want, but only in diagonals. (can go diagonal foreward and backward as you want), like the Bishop in chess
Then the last line, you must pay attention to several pieces'moves :
from the left to the right :
香車：Kyosha, can go forward only and, move any spaces you want
桂馬：Keima, move almost like the knight in chess, like a L
銀将：Ginsho can move one space diagonally or forward
金将；Kinsho, can move one space in any direction except back diagonals
王将、玉将 ： "Osho" on one side and "Gyokusho" on the other side, the king! can move and take ennemies one space in all directions, but you should better protect him tha use it for attack
So you are now able to try to play. SOme pieces can also transform into more powerful pieces but i will explain about this next time, so have fun
Posted by: trainee (June 24, 2017 10:04 PM) | Permalink