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"Universal" Shogi pieces
  • Shobu at 2020-12-16

    I 've just stumbled onto so nice graphics reworking of the shogi pieces:



    I am (still) not a shogi player but i found these pretty nice (even though i would probably just end up using the original pieces)

  • ypaul21 at 2020-12-16

    The current set of Westernised pieces in LG is probably the most iconic and universally recognised one though. It’s Hidetchi's Internationalised Pieces. I don’t know if the other ones are better, but I think that this one is sufficiently beginner-friendly for people that don’t read Japanese or Chinese.

    You should definitely try out Shogi soon :)

  • Shobu at 2020-12-16

    I've just checked Hitechi's design ..  less flashy for sure, but i guess it's more traditional/effective. Shogito may end more complicated in the end..

    I will try Shogi later, now i will focus on Xiangqi (ordered a book for Xmas) .. want try that intriguing Cannon piece :)

  • ypaul21 at 2020-12-17

    I’m intrigued. What book is that?

  • Shobu at 2020-12-17

    It's a french book, seems a pretty complete introduction overview (400+pages … opening,midgame, ending)


    This company also published ressources about mahjong, shogi and go

    Seems most english ressources are made by Jim Png, also founder of xqinenglish.com

  • ypaul21 at 2020-12-18

    Oh nice. I should probably look at more French resources. Maybe let me know if the book is really good. Thank you!

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