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Shogi is a Japanese version of chess.
A player can use (drop) captured pieces.
This rule makes this game complicated and profound.
There are 10 million players and a few hundred professional players in Japan.

- Human vs. computer, human vs. human, computer vs. computer.
- 7 levels of computer play.
- Handicap games.
- Choose Western or Japanese pieces.
- Show the legal moves of the selected piece.
- Hint
- Show score option
- Game log.
- Undo of moves.
- Save/Load game file.
- Send game record by mail.
- Show history of moves.
- Help about Shogi rules.

What’s New

Version 2.60

- Fixed a bug (Menus were in English on iOS 9 in Japanese environment).

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Quizboy ,

Try This

If you have never heard of shogi and you like western chess you should give this a try. Shogi is extremely popular in Japan. It adds an extra level of complexity and fun by allowing you to use pieces that you capture. On your turn, instead of moving a piece you can place a captured opponents piece almost anywhere ( with some restrictions) on the board. If you think about this, it opens up a lot of strategic and tactical options. You wont be disappointed.

ianv1 ,

Great but...

If you fixed it to where it shows the title number/letter (ex. 8c) that would be great. Also smoothing out graphic details along with the double-tap zoom which is unecessary and quite annoying. Also something to tell you you are in check or checkmate would also be great.

Asides from all that though this is a great game and can only hope future updates further improve the gameplay.

Spyda54 ,

Best shogi app available!!!

I was very thrilled to find such a great shogi app for the iPhone. Computer was a little tough at first, but I have learned from all the games. I have tried 2 other shogi apps (including morita) and this one is the best by far. If your a fan of chess give shogi a try, you won't be disappointed!


義一 Kakinoki
18.4 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Yoshikazu Kakinoki


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