Shogi for You and Me - Download Purchase (Link Emailed)

1.1

 
License: Free to try
Price:
$18.00
Rated:
Downloads: 7
Op. System: Windows
Last updated: 8 Aug. 2010
File size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Gene Davis Software
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First I should explain that Shogi is a version of Chess, or Chess is a version of Shogi. They both come from the same game invented many centuries ago. Shogi is different from Chess in several ways, but the biggest is that pieces that are captured are used by the player who captured them. So 'end game' as found in Chess does not happen in Shogi. or Shogi also has a 9 x 9 playing board instead of an 8 x 8 board like Chess. The pieces in Shogi are King, Knight, Pawn, Bishop, Rook, Gold General, Silver General and Lance. (These of course are not the Japanese names for the pieces.) One challenge to new players of Shogi, is that traditionally the pieces have Kanji on them. This is very hard for English speakers. I've modified this to version to use either kanji OR pictures which make more sense to English speakers. I've also made some levels of the game play easier for players, so that even a young child can find a level they can win against. This will introduce anyone new to Shogi in a gentle way, before they tackle the Kanji versions. Shogi for You and Me can easily be used as a tutorial for new players of Shogi. Shogi for You and Me v1.1 - Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Shogi is a Japanese version of chess. If you enjoy chess you'll love Shogi. I have included a traditional kanji style token view as well as a beautiful icon style view that I call "Davis Style" tokens (Catchy name, no?). This game requires Java 1.4.2 or better which is free and available from www.java.com

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