I tried playing 'Extreme Shogi' where the irregularly shaped board creates a development of 'Tsume Shogi every turn'

' Extreme Shogi ' is a board game that is an original arrangement of Shogi, a classic Japanese board game. By modifying the two important elements of shogi, 'board' and 'piece', it is said that it is a very short-term decisive game of heart-pounding, so check what kind of game you actually play. I tried it.

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This is Extreme Shogi.

Extreme Shogi is a classic Japanese board game, Shogi, with an unusual arrangement of drawing cards, connecting boards, and arranging pieces.

The time per play is 15 minutes, the target age is 6 years old and over, and the number of players is 2.

Included items are cards, shogi pieces, life markers, tsuitate shogi, shogi board, and instructions.

The feature of Extreme Shogi is that the 'board' and 'piece' are different from normal shogi. A normal shogi uses a square shogi board with a total of 81 squares, 9 squares each in length and width, but in extreme shogi, as shown below, attach two pieces of the board like Tetris when things are not going well ...

We will create and use a board with a shape that is absolutely impossible with ordinary shogi.

The pieces have Ayumu, Gold, Silver, Fly, Kaku, Katsura, Incense, King, and Ball, just like regular shogi.

Only 5 pieces written on the piece card can be used in one game.

There is also an orthodox combination of Ayumu, Katsura, Silver, Kaku, and King ...

In the case of a sharp combination of Ayumu, incense, incense, incense, and king. The characteristic of Extreme Shogi is that the development changes greatly depending on the board and the piece card.

So, let's actually play it. First, the player takes 3 life markers of the same color.

Draw board cards with each other ...

Put it into play and connect the two board cards.

Completed by combining shogi boards so that they have the same shape as this board card. I will play on this board.

Then draw a piece card ...

Put the piece cards into play and show each other.

Depending on the piece card, you can start without a large piece of flying gurnard. This time, this piece was Ayumu, Kaori, Katsura, Silver, and Ball, and the other side was Ayumu, Katsura, Silver, Kaku, and King.

Next, we will place the pieces on the shogi board. First, prepare a tsuitate.

Attach your legs ...

Stand along the connection part of the shogi board.

Then, like this, we can't see each other's boards ...

Place all your pieces on the board so that they are not shown to your opponent. You can place the pieces anywhere, but the movement of the pieces is the same as for normal shogi, and the match ends when the king is taken, so it is better to arrange them while considering the shape of the shogi board and the opponent's pieces.

After arranging each other, remove the suitate and start the game.

From here, just like normal shogi, move the pieces alternately from the first move to get the opponent's king. The board this time was like this.

The pieces are placed on the left side of each other, but ...

The right side is Sukasuka. Since the shape of the board is special, as a result of both speculations, the board was considerably biased.

First of all, move this silver forward and get the opponent's silver general.

The pieces you take can be put into play on your turn, just like regular shogi.

Pieces that enter the opponent's position can be made. Silver turned into gold.

The next turn is the same Katsura, and the opponent gets silver.

If so, I took a step on the left side ...

With the following feeling, the corner goes on the open corner road, and it becomes a horse and a check.

The game set is in a 'checkmate' state, where the king is taken by the incense on the upper side even if he takes the horse, and is taken by the horse no matter where he escapes. One game was over at the detonation velocity.

If you get stuck or if the king or king is taken, the time is over. The losing side flips one life marker over. It is the victory of the player who wins 3 first and flips all 3 life markers of the opponent.

The point of Extreme Shogi is that the shape of the board depends on luck, and there are times when it has a shape that is largely closer to one side as shown below.

When I played on this board, I happened to have a check from the beginning.

In this case, the king is forced to step back and pull. In Extreme Shogi, the player basically starts from the state where the pieces are in contact with each other, so the first player who can take the opponent's piece first is quite advantageous, but this time the opponent player has a check from the first move. As a result of wasting one move and giving up the first move.

The shape of the board also has a great effect on how to hit. For example, in the following scene, if it is a normal shogi, the king should be able to escape to the back or diagonally to the right. However, this time the escape route was cut off because the square was missing.

As shown below, the board is super vertically long and ...

In some cases, three incenses come.

It is overwhelming from the initial state because three incense can be arranged so as to punch through the board surface.

Although the opponent player has the horns of a large piece, the shape of the board is super vertical, so there is almost no room for the horns to move. In Extreme Shogi, I had the impression that the corners were generally harder to use than in regular Shogi.

In normal shogi, you start from the situation of tsume shogi that comes to the end of the game, so you can point to it with a great deal of tension from the beginning. On the other hand, shogi pieces are limited in the way they move backwards compared to the

fronts , so if they hit each other, they could continue to play for nearly 50 turns.

Unlike ordinary shogi, there are few pieces to move, so if you think about it, you can proceed with the game without getting stuck. If you think about it every turn, it will take time per turn and the turn itself will be long, so it was an impression that you can enjoy the messy development at a good tempo by setting restrictions such as 'point one move in less than one minute'.

Extreme Shogi is a game for people who know Shogi to some extent, but for those who 'do not understand the rules of Shogi', it is possible to check how the pieces move in the manual, so you can play Shogi from Extreme Shogi. You can also remember.

'Extreme Shogi' is on sale at a tax-excluded price of 1980 yen. At Amazon.co.jp, it was possible to purchase at 1670 yen including tax, which is 23% off the regular price.

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in Review,   Game, Posted by log1k_iy