(廣将棋 or 廣象棋 'broad chess') is a large-board variant
, or Japanese chess. The game dates back to the turn of the 18th century and is based on xiangqi
as well as shogi. Credit for its invention has been given to Confucian
scholar Ogyū Sorai
Unlike standard shogi, pieces may not be dropped back into play after being captured. Promotion rules are complex, and the fates of several pieces are interdependent.
The objective is to capture the opponent's commanding pieces: The general, plus, if present, the governor; otherwise, the banner or middle army.
Two players, Black and White, play on a go board ruled into a grid of 19 ranks (rows) by 19 files (columns) with a total of 361 intersections.
Each player has a set of 90 pieces of 34 different types. The pieces are round and flattened like go stones. In all, the players must remember 65 different moves. The pieces are generally of the same size, though black pieces may be slightly larger than white pieces.
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