Thank You! The shogi survey is finished. I am looking to include your responses in further versions of the new shogi app.
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The beta version of my shogi app runs on most browsers. I am currently working on an update.
Shogi (Japanese Chess)
Chess variants all come from an Indian game called Chaturanga created around 600 AD. As the game migrated east and west it changed. Western Chess and Japanese Chess (Shogi) are cousins of the original game from India. Japanese Chess (Shogi) was played in Japan in the modern form about 500 years ago.
Japanese Chess differs from other chess variants because of the drop rule. Pieces captured become yours, and you can choose to drop them back on the board to attack their former army!
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NEWS ... My english tsume puzzle book is for sale on Amazon and other retailers. Solving tsume puzzles has long been recognized as the fun way to improve end game performance in shogi (and chess.) This is the first English tsume puzzle book.