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A Japanese game similar to chess that is played on a board with 81 squares, each player having 20 pieces.

[Japanese shōgi : Japanese shō, commander-in-chief, chief chess piece (from Middle Chinese tsiaŋ`, general; also the source of Mandarin jiàng) + Japanese ki, chess (from Middle Chinese kɦi; also the source of Mandarin).]


(Chess & Draughts) a Japanese board game similar to chess
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Noun1.shogi - a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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I've compared it in the past to what I would call aACAybrain sports' -- chess, go or shogi, Japanese/Chinese chess.
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The magazine, which is not being made publicly available, has an entertainment section detailing fishing trips by top officials, along with satirical haiku -- a traditional Japanese form of poetry -- and pieces on the board games Go and Shogi, the reports said.
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When Kunio Yonenaga, a shogi player serving on the Tokyo education board, exchanged words with Emperor Akihito at an imperial garden party in the autumn of 2004, he described his task on the board as making sure that ''schools across Japan fly the national flag and sing the national anthem.
Shogi, Renju, Irensei and Sugoroku are all examples of what?
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