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Minishogi

Period

Modern

Description

Minishogi was invented in 1970 by Shigenobu Kusumoto. It is a Shogi variant with fewer pieces nd played on a 5x5 board.

Rules

Osho(1): moves one space in any direction Hisha(1): moves any number of spaces orthogonally Kakugyo(1): moves any number of spaces diagonally Kinsho(1): moves one square in any direction except diagonally backwards. Ginsho (1): moves one square diagonally or one square forward orthogonally. Fuhyo(9): moves one space forward. Pieces are promoted when reaching the opposite edge of the board. Pieces are captured when an opponent's piece moves to the space it occupies. Captured pieces are held and can re-enter the game under the control of the capturing player as their turn. Goal is to capture the other player's king.

Origin

Japan

Ludeme Description

Minishogi.lud

Reference

https://brainking.com/en/GameRules?tp=91

Reference ID

DLP.Game.448

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