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Publisher Gene Davis Software
Type Shareware
License $18 for full version
Version 1.2
Date Added 10/25/2005
Size 1.7 MB
Downloads 1,657
Mac Games User Reviews
Shogi for You and Me 1.2

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.

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 version.

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?).

Mac Games Fixes and Changes

Version 1.2: release notes unavailable.

Mac Games System Requirements

Mac OS X Only
Mac OS X 1.3 or later.
Java 1.4.2 or later.

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Shogi for You and Me

Mac Games User Reviews

Mac Games Rating Chris (2/23/2008 - version 1.2)
For one thing, the squares aren't square. They're elongated rectangles. This makes it hard to imagine the bishops movements. And the computer thinks really slowly. And selecting pieces requires tedious amounts of clicking. And it's too damn easy. My first day playing Shogi I beat four out of five of it's levels. This game is really disappointing.
Mac Games Rating BILLYBOBJOE (11/13/2005 - version 1.2)
LOL WOW, dont play it.

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