Players 2
Length 30-120 minutes
Equipment Required two piecepacks
Designer TrevorLDavis
Version 1.0
Version Date 2022-07-25
License CC-BY-SA 4.0


Shogi (aka Japanese Chess or the Game of Generals) is a popular chess variant notable for its "drop rule" that allows captured pieces to be returned back onto the board by the capturing players and an intricate promotion scheme for its pieces.

 Starting arrangement for Shogi
Starting arrangement for Shogi



There are many Shogi rule sets some of which meet the definition of free culture. A link is provided to a rule set under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Since the game has been played for hundreds of years public domain rule sets likely exist.

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Shogi is also playable with a single StackPack:

 Starting arrangement for Shogi with a StackPack
Starting arrangement for Shogi with a StackPack


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