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Hasami Shogi. Popular Japanese game, playable with Shogi set. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jose Carrillo wrote on 2016-07-31 UTC

This game is similar to the classical Greek game Petteia or the Roman game Latrunculi (without Duxes).

Below is my new variation for the ancient games:

Rich Hutnik wrote on 2010-05-07 UTC
I am curious about this. Is this game a chess variant?

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-05-05 UTC
This game is similar to ancient-European board games (Petteia, Lantruculu, etc.). These games are more ancient than chess. Some people think that these European games are ancestors of chess. And i think, that it's probably true. But i did not hear before that these games went further than India... So, this game was invented indepently from Shogi, just played with Shogi equipment. However, i think, it's interesting to play this with drops, like Shogi.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-10-23 UTCGood ★★★★
Hasami Shogi is an interesting game, I don´t know about the origins, but it
is very different from Shogi, so the name could be any other not associated
with Shogi.There are other similar games. I have read that 
Mak-yek is played in Siam (and Malaysia under the name Apit-sodok) with
the same goal, on the same board, but the 16 stones of each player are
placed on the first and third row. The moves are the same, but the capture
is custodian and also by intervention. Intervention capture is the opposite
of custodian. If a stone moves between two enemy stones, it captures both
stones. I have not played these variants, but my intuition says to me that
they can be much more violent than HS.

tiger wrote on 2005-10-22 UTC
interesting. i play a version on wherein each player starts with 18 stones and the object is to *either* reduce your opponent to one stone remaining on the board *or* to place five of your own pieces in a row.

i guess different people play it differently. another site i've seen raises about nine different points on which no-one seems to agree about the rules of this game. :D

Ms. Cheese wrote on 2004-12-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Hasami Shogi is definately a great game. And it's not as stressful as
chess (don't need to think many moves ahead). 

Oddly, the variant i play is different than the one you mention. I play
one where the objective is to get 5 of my own pawns in a row (horizontal,
vertical, or diagonal). Thus the objective is drastically changed from
getting rid of your opponents pieces, to getting 5 in a row of your own.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-10-24 UTCGood ★★★★
this is a little different then who i learned the game. the starting
positions include two rows of pawns instead of one. i want to try this
alternate starting position because it seems to be a more simple stragedy
but complexicity provides a longer game and allows the strategic mind to
further develope. i recomend trying this game if you like chess. im twenty
years old and i play with my twenty five year old brother in seattle, wa,
usa.----->play on

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