A Shogi game with brand new feeling to flip the piece just after every move
Those in the know, know it very well. Yes, this is the “Kyoto Shogi”.
Yasuharu Oyama 15th lifetime Meijin is said to praise it very much.
Real piece set of Kyoto Shogi is very unique and difficult to get. But now, you can play it easily with this appreciation application.
Takeshi Ito Lab in the University of Electro-Communications developed AI for this Kyoto Shogi. And Takeshi Ito who famous at "Shogi Denou-sen” himself supervised it. You can select the skill of the computer from different 4 levels.
Madoka Kitao the professional ladies Shogi player of second dan and the designer of Dobutsu Shogi (Let’s catch the lion!) also loves Kyoto Shogi. She produced this appreciation application generally and made great efforts also to the beauty of its looking.
■ 京都将棋 Kyoto Shogi
Kyoto Shogi is a two-player board game invented by Katsuya Tamiya.
It was called also as Kyoto Ginkaku Kinkei Hifu Shogi (京都銀閣金鶏秘譜将棋). Its game board is consisted from 5 by 5 square spaces. Front and back side combination of each playing piece is very unique and different from normal Shogi. Flipping the piece after each move is a biggest feature of this game.
To win, checkmate opponent’s Gyoku (King).
■ Rule of play
From the starting player, each player takes his or her turn alternately. The turn player moves or drops just one of his or her piece.
Moving or capturing way of each piece is same as normal Shogi but you have to flip the piece to another side just after move.
Front and back side combination of each piece is:
[香Kyo ⇔ とTo][銀Gin ⇔ 角Kaku][金Kin ⇔ 桂Kei][飛Hi ⇔ 歩Fu]
*Exception: You may not flip Gyoku the king after move.
*You can drop captured piece with either side (i.e. front or back).
*You can drop Fu or Kei at the space even if it cannot move after that (like the last row).
*Foul play in normal Shogi like “Checkmate by dropping Fu” and “Double Fu of same player in the same column” are not prohibited. (You can do it).
In this mode, you can play with AI. At this config page, you can select skill level of the computer.
In this mode, you can play with your friend.
Madoka Kitao (Translation by Nobuaki Takerube)
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