Shogi in ficgs


Shogi in ficgs?

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Pablo Schmid    (2011-07-12)
Shogi in ficgs?

Hello Thibault and everybody, there is poker, and go, an asian strategic game in ficgs already. I think Shogi, (japanese chess) might be very fun here, this is rather misknown for occidental people and there is not many place where we can play that game. The game is very fun to play and complicated as well! Usually Kanji, japanese symbols are used instead of "pieces" but it exists "occidental symbols" that represents pieces, maybe we could try it with 2 interface possible, with pieces or with kanji like in
What do you think?

Don Groves    (2011-07-13 08:36:20)
Shogi in ficgs?

I will second that idea.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-07-13 22:48:01)
Shogi in ficgs?

Hello Pablo!

Here is a discussion we've had in the past on that topic, please tell me what you think:

Pablo Schmid    (2011-07-13 23:01:37)
Shogi in ficgs?

Thanks for the link, but I think there is no real conclusion. Chinese chess and Japanese are really "classical" boards games that are quite related to chess, maybe it's not a bad idea to include these games, with the hope to get more asian players for example. If you are not convinced by that idea we could do a poll in this site for the inclusion of shogi, chinese chess, both or none?

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-07-13 23:27:51)
Shogi in ficgs?

Sure, all players are invited to give their opinion on this point, I'm not really convinced by the idea for the same old reasons (too many similar games kill the games) but I'm always able to change my mind :)