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Elephant_Shogi

This is a variant of Shogi. I added elephants and made the board wider.

Setup

diagram

Pieces

All pieces are using western symbols of the shogi pieces, I did take some liberty. I attempted to use an existing piece set and stick with alpha-numeric FEN codes.

Rules

The rules are exactly like shogi, except you have two new pieces. The new pieces are the elephant.

The Rules are identical to standard Shogi, except there is two new pieces. The new pieces are the Elephant.

k
King
The King may move one space in any direction, but not into check. The object is to checkmate the King. King
g
Gold General
The Gold General moves one space in any forward or orthogonal direction. It may not move diagonally backwards. z
Gold General
The Gold General
r
Rook
The Rook moves any number of spaces horizontally or vertically. It may not leap over pieces. When entering, exiting, or moving within the promotion zone, it may promote to a Dragon King. +r
Dragon King
The Dragon King moves as the Rook or one space diagonally. A captured Dragon King demotes into a Rook.
b
Bishop
The Bishop moves any number of spaces diagonally. It may not leap over pieces. When entering, exiting, or moving within the promotion zone, it may promote into a Dragon Horse. +b
Dragon Horse
The Promoted Bishop aka Dragon Horse moves as the Bishop or one space orthogonally. A captured Dragon Horse demotes into a Bishop.
s
Silver General
The Silver General moves one space in any forward or diagonal direction. When it enters, exits, or moves within the promotion zone, it may promote. +s
Promoted Silver General
The Promoted Silver General moves as a Gold General. When captured, it demotes to a Silver General.
l
Lance
The Lance moves any number of spaces vertically forward. It may not leap over pieces. When it moves into or within the promotion zone, it may promote. When it reaches the last rank, it must promote. +l
Promoted Lance
The Promoted Lance becomes the Gold General.
n
Knight
The Knight leaps to either of the two spaces it could reach by moving two spaces forward, followed by one more space left or right. When it enters the promotion zone, it may promote. When it reaches either of the last two ranks, it must promote. +n
Promoted Knight
The Promoted Knight moves like a Gold General.
p
Pawn
The Pawn moves one space vertically forward. When it moves into or within the promotion zone, it may promote to a Tokin. When it reaches the last rank, it must promote to a Tokin. +p
Tokin
The Tokin moves as a Gold General. When captured, it demotes to a Pawn.
e
Elephant
The Elephant Leaps two spaces diagonally. When it moves into or within the promotion zone, it may promote to a Promoted Elephant. +e
Promoted Elephant
The Promoted Elephant Moves like a Chu Shogi drunk elephant.

Notes

Click Here to Play Elephant Shogi



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Web page created: 2023-09-20. Web page last updated: 2024-01-08