Jeff Goff

1) Pieces promote upon reaching any of the opponent's 11 ranks.

2) Captured pieces are removed from play.

3) Free Eagle is able to capture without moving(igui) an adjacent square. With the squares marked (1)(2)(3) there are several move options (including the forward diagonal squares marked 4), may leap to the squares (2)(3) (up tp the fourth forward diagonal) then continue until capturing is one option. Another, for the squares marked (1)(2)(3) may preform consecutive capturing moves (up tp the fourth forward diagonal) may also preform passing move(jitto) if vacant adjacent square.

4) -|-|-|-> The meaning of this symbol is not known. There are no references to a line with three marks. It is believed that this may mean that a piece may jump up to three spaces and continue its slide.

5) Great General, Vice General, Rook General, Bishop General, Violent Dragon, Flying Crocodile are equal to their counterparts in Tenjiku Shogi. The pieces are able to leap over others according to rank. By jumping over any number of lower ranked pieces, including friend and foe, continuing until making a capture. What follows is the ranking of these pieces. * (1) King, Crown Prince (2) Great General (3) Vice General (4) Bishop General, Rook General, Violent Dragon, Flying Crocodile (5) the other pieces

[*Some sources note that the ranging move can involve the capture of each and every piece, both friend and foe, which the ranging piece leaps.]

PIECE RANK POSITION(S) ------------------------------------------------------ # {{{ rank 1 King 1 18 Crown Prince 1 19 Gold General 1 17, 20 Right General 1 21 Left General 1 16 Rear Standard 1 15, 22 Free King 1 14, 23 Free Tapir 1 13, 24 Wooden Dove 1 25 Ceramic Dove 1 12 Earth Dragon 1 11, 26 Free Demon 1 10, 27 Running Horse 1 9, 28 Beast Cadet 1 8, 29 Long-Nosed Goblin 1 7, 30 Mountain Eagle 1 6, 31 Fire Demon 1 5, 32 Whale 1 4, 33 Running Rabbit 1 3, 34 White Tiger 1 35 Turtle Snake 1 2 Lance 1 1, 36 # }}} # {{{ rank 2 Reverse Chariot 2 1, 36 Fragrant Elephant 2 35 White Elephant 2 2 Mountain Dove 2 3, 34 Flying Swallow 2 4, 33 Captive Officer 2 5, 32 Rain Dragon 2 6, 31 Forest Demon 2 7, 30 Mountain Stag 2 8, 29 Running Pup 2 9, 28 Running Serpent 2 10, 27 Side Serpent 2 11, 26 Great Dove 2 12, 25 Running Tiger 2 13, 24 Running Bear 2 14, 23 Night Sword 2 22 Buddhist Devil 2 15 Guardian of the Gods 2 21 Wrestler 2 16 Silver General 2 17, 20 Drunk Elephant 2 19 Neighboring King 2 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 3 Gold Chariot 3 1, 36 Side Dragon 3 2, 35 Running Stag 3 3, 34 Running Wolf 3 4, 33 Bishop General 3 5, 32 Rook General 3 6, 31 Right Tiger 3 30 Left Tiger 3 7 Right Dragon 3 29 Left Dragon 3 8 Beast Officer 3 9, 28 Wind Dragon 3 10, 27 Free Pup 3 11, 26 Rushing Bird 3 12, 25 Old Kite Hawk 3 13, 24 Peacock 3 14, 23 Water Dragon 3 15, 22 Fire Dragon 3 16, 21 Copper General 3 17, 20 Phoenix Master 3 19 Kylin Master 3 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 4 Silver Chariot 4 1, 36 Vertical Bear 4 2, 35 Knight 4 3, 34 Pig General 4 4, 33 Chicken General 4 5, 32 Pup General 4 6, 31 Horse General 4 7, 30 Ox General 4 8, 29 Center Standard 4 9, 28 Side Boar 4 10, 27 Silver Rabbit 4 11, 26 Golden Deer 4 12, 25 Lion 4 13, 24 Captive Cadet 4 14, 23 Great Stag 4 15, 22 Violent Dragon 4 16, 21 Woodland Demon 4 17, 20 Vice General 4 19 Great General 4 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 5 Stone Chariot 5 1, 36 Cloud Eagle 5 2, 35 Bishop 5 3, 34 Rook 5 4, 33 Side Wolf 5 5, 32 Flying Cat 5 6, 31 Mountain Falcon 5 7, 30 Vertical Tiger 5 8, 29 Soldier 5 9, 28 Little Standard 5 10, 27 Cloud Dragon 5 11, 26 Copper Chariot 5 12, 25 Running Chariot 5 13, 24 Ramshead Soldier 5 14, 23 Violent Ox 5 15, 22 Great Dragon 5 16, 21 Golden Bird 5 17, 20 Dark Spirit 5 19 Deva 5 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 6 Wood Chariot 6 1, 36 White Horse 6 2, 35 Howling Dog (Right) 6 34 Howling Dog (Left) 6 3 Side Mover 6 4, 33 Prancing Stag 6 5, 32 Water Buffalo 6 6, 31 Ferocious Leopard 6 7, 30 Fierce Eagle 6 8, 29 Flying Dragon 6 9, 28 Poisonous Snake 6 10, 27 Flying Goose 6 11, 26 Strutting Crow 6 12, 25 Blind Dog 6 13, 24 Water General 6 14, 23 Fire General 6 15, 22 Phoenix 6 21 Kylin 6 16 Hook Mover 6 20 Little Turtle 6 19 Great Turtle 6 18 Capricorn 6 17 # }}} # {{{ rank 7 Tile Chariot 7 1, 36 Vertical Wolf 7 2, 35 Side Ox 7 3, 34 Donkey 7 4, 33 Flying Horse 7 5, 32 Violent Bear 7 6, 31 Angry Boar 7 7, 30 Evil Wolf 7 8, 29 Liberated Horse 7 9, 28 Flying Cock 7 10, 27 Old Monkey 7 11, 26 Chinese Cock 7 12, 25 Northern Barbarian 7 24 Southern Barbarian 7 23 Western Barbarian 7 13 Eastern Barbarian 7 14 Violent Stag 7 15, 22 Violent Wolf 7 16, 21 Treacherous Fox 7 17, 20 Center Master 7 19 Roc Master 7 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 8 Earth Chariot 8 1, 36 Vermillion Sparrow 8 35 Blue Dragon 8 2 Enchanted Badger 8 3, 34 Horseman 8 4, 33 Swooping Owl 8 5, 32 Climbing Monkey 8 6, 31 Cat Sword 8 7, 30 Swallow's Wings 8 8, 29 Blind Monkey 8 9, 28 Blind Tiger 8 10, 27 Ox Cart 8 11, 26 Side Flier 8 12, 25 Blind Bear 8 13, 24 Old Rat 8 14, 23 Square Mover 8 15, 22 Coiled Serpent 8 16, 21 Reclining Dragon 8 17, 20 Free Eagle 8 19 Lion Hawk 8 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 9 Chariot Soldier 9 1, 36 Side Soldier 9 2, 35 Vertical Soldier 9 3, 34 Wind General 9 4, 33 River General 9 5, 32 Mountain General 9 6, 31 Front Standard 9 7, 30 Horse Soldier 9 8, 29 Wood General 9 9, 28 Ox Soldier 9 10, 27 Earth General 9 11, 26 Boar Soldier 9 12, 25 Stone General 9 13, 24 Leopard Soldier 9 14, 23 Tile General 9 15, 22 Bear Soldier 9 16, 21 Iron General 9 17, 20 Great Master 9 18 Great Standard 9 19 # }}} # {{{ rank 10 Right Chariot 10 36 Left Chariot 10 1 Side Monkey 10 2, 35 Vertical Mover 10 3, 34 Flying Ox 10 4, 33 Longbow Soldier 10 5, 32 Vertical Pup 10 6, 31 Vertical Horse 10 7, 30 Burning Soldier 10 8, 29 Dragon Horse 10 9, 28 Dragon King 10 10, 27 Sword Soldier 10 11, 26 Horned Falcon 10 12, 25 Soaring Eagle 10 13, 24 Spear Soldier 10 14, 23 Vertical Leopard 10 15, 22 Savage Tiger 10 16, 21 Shortbow Soldier 10 17, 20 Roaring Dog 10 19 Lion Dog 10 18 # }}} # {{{ rank 11 Pawn 11 1 through 36 # }}} # {{{ rank 12 Dog 12 6, 15, 22, 31, Go-Between 12 11, 26 # }}}

Special Thanks to Patrick Davin, whose work on these documents was of great assistance.

Also Thanks to Luke Merrit, Colin Paul Adams, Michael Vanier and others who contributed in early discussion groups.

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Ultimate Shogi (Taikyoku Shogi)

An ancient shogi with even more pieces than Mujotai Shogi, Taikyoku Shogi is thought to be the most recent of the large ancient shogis, although its existence is not widely known.

# {{{ 1. Board The board is a 36X36 grid, with 11 ranks for each player's position. # }}}

# {{{ 2. Pieces The pieces are shaped like other Japanese Shogi pieces, five-sided with the Kanji characters of the names written on them. (The promoted value appears on the reverse side.) Each player starts the game with 402 pieces. The various pieces are listed below.

King each player receives 1 ea. does not promote. Crown Prince " 1 ea. promotes to King. Gold General " 2 ea. promotes to Rook. Right General " 1 ea. promotes to Right Army. Left General " 1 ea. promotes to Left Army. Rear Standard " 2 ea. promotes to Center Standard. Free King " 2 ea. promotes to Great General. Free Tapir " 2 ea. promotes to Free King. Wooden Dove " 1 ea. does not promote. Ceramic Dove " 1 ea. does not promote. Earth Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Rain Dragon. Free Demon " 2 ea. promotes to Free King. Running Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Free Demon. Beast Cadet " 2 ea. promotes to Beast Officer. Long-Nosed Goblin " 2 ea. does not promote. Mountain Eagle " 2 ea. promotes to Soaring Eagle. Fire Demon " 2 ea. promotes to Free Fire. Whale " 2 ea. promotes to Great Whale. Running Rabbit " 2 ea. promotes to Treacherous Fox. White Tiger " 1 ea. promotes to Divine Tiger. Turtle Snake " 1 ea. promotes to Divine Turtle. Lance " 2 ea. promotes to White Horse.

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Reverse Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Whale. Fragrant Elephant " 1 ea. promotes to Elephant King. White Elephant " 1 ea. promotes to Elephant King. Mountain Dove " 2 ea. promotes to Great Dove. Flying Swallow " 2 ea. promotes to Rook. Captive Officer " 2 ea. promotes to Captive Bird. Rain Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Great Dragon. Forest Demon " 2 ea. promotes to Thunder Runner. Mountain Stag " 2 ea. promotes to Great Stag. Running Pup " 2 ea. promotes to Free Leopard. Running Serpent " 2 ea. promotes to Free Serpent. Side Serpent " 2 ea. promotes to Shark. Great Dove " 2 ea. promotes to Wooden Dove. Running Tiger " 2 ea. promotes to Free Tiger. Running Bear " 2 ea. promotes to Free Bear. Night Sword " 1 ea. promotes to Heavenly Tetarch. Buddhist Devil " 1 ea. promotes to Heavenly Tetarch. Guardian of the Gods " 1 ea. promotes to Heavenly Tetarch. Wrestler " 1 ea. promotes to Heavenly Tetarch. Silver General " 2 ea. promotes to Vertical Mover. Drunk Elephant " 1 ea. promotes to Crown Prince. Neighboring King " 1 ea. promotes to Front Standard. Gold Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Playful Cockatoo. Side Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Running Dragon. Running Stag " 2 ea. promotes to Free Stag. Running Wolf " 2 ea. promotes to Free Wolf. Bishop General " 2 ea. promotes to Rain Demon. Rook General " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Crocodile. Right Tiger " 1 ea. promotes to White Tiger. Left Tiger " 1 ea. promotes to Turtle Snake.

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Right Dragon " 1 ea. promotes to Blue Dragon. Left Dragon " 1 ea. promotes to Vermillion Sparrow. Beast Officer " 2 ea. promotes to Beast Bird. Wind Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Free Dragon. Free Pup " 2 ea. promotes to Free Dog. Rushing Bird " 2 ea. promotes to Free Demon. Old Kite Hawk " 2 ea. promotes to Long-Nosed Goblin. Peacock " 2 ea. promotes to Long-Nosed Goblin. Water Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Phoenix Master. Fire Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Kylin Master. Copper General " 2 ea. promotes to Side Mover. Phoenix Master " 1 ea. does not promote. Kylin Master " 1 ea. does not promote. Silver Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Goose Wing. Vertical Bear " 2 ea. promotes to Free Bear. Knight " 2 ea. promotes to Side Soldier. Pig General " 2 ea. promotes to Free Pig. Chicken General " 2 ea. promotes to Free Chicken. Pup General " 2 ea. promotes to Free Pup. Horse General " 2 ea. promotes to Free Horse. Ox General " 2 ea. promotes to Free Ox. Center Standard " 2 ea. promotes to Front Standard. Side Boar " 2 ea. promotes to Free Boar. Silver Rabbit " 2 ea. promotes to Whale. Golden Deer " 2 ea. promotes to White Horse. Lion " 2 ea. promotes to Furious Fiend. Captive Cadet " 2 ea. promotes to Captive Officer. Great Stag " 2 ea. promotes to Free Stag. Violent Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Great Dragon. Woodland Demon " 2 ea. promotes to Right Phoenix.

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Vice General " 1 ea. promotes to Great General. Great General " 1 ea. does not promote. Stone Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Walking Heron. Cloud Eagle " 2 ea. promotes to Strong Eagle. Bishop " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon Horse. Rook " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon King. Side Wolf " 2 ea. promotes to Free Wolf. Flying Cat " 2 ea. promotes to Rook. Mountain Falcon " 2 ea. promotes to Horned Falcon. Vertical Tiger " 2 ea. promotes to Free Tiger. Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Cavalier. Little Standard " 2 ea. promotes to Rear Standard. Cloud Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Great Dragon. Copper Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Copper Elephant. Running Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Burning Chariot. Ramshead Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Tiger Soldier. Violent Ox " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Ox. Great Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Ancient Dragon. Golden Bird " 2 ea. promotes to Free Bird. Dark Spirit " 1 ea. promotes to Buddhist Spirit. Deva " 1 ea. promotes to Teaching King. Wood Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Wind Snapping Turtle. White Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Great Horse. Howling Dog (Right) " 1 ea. promotes to Right Dog. Howling Dog (Left) " 1 ea. promotes to Left Dog. Side Mover " 2 ea. promotes to Free Boar. Prancing Stag " 2 ea. promotes to Square Mover. Water Buffalo " 2 ea. promotes to Great Tapir. Ferocious Leopard " 2 ea. promotes to Bishop. Fierce Eagle " 2 ea. promotes to Soaring Eagle.

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Flying Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon King. Poisonous Snake " 2 ea. promotes to Hook Mover. Flying Goose " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon King. Strutting Crow " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Falcon. Blind Dog " 2 ea. promotes to Violent Stag. Water General " 2 ea. promotes to Vice General. Fire General " 2 ea. promotes to Great General. Phoenix " 1 ea. promotes to Golden Bird. Kylin " 1 ea. promotes to Golden Bird. Hook Mover " 1 ea. does not promote. Little Turtle " 1 ea. promotes to Treasure Turtle. Great Turtle " 1 ea. promotes to Spirit Turtle. Capricorn " 1 ea. promotes to Hook Mover. Tile Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Running Tile. Vertical Wolf " 2 ea. promotes to Running Wolf. Side Ox " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Ox. Donkey " 2 ea. promotes to Ceramic Dove Flying Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Free King. Violent Bear " 2 ea. promotes to Great Bear. Angry Boar " 2 ea. promotes to Free Boar. Evil Wolf " 2 ea. promotes to Venomous Wolf. Liberated Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Heavenly Horse. Flying Cock " 2 ea. promotes to Raiding Falcon. Old Monkey " 2 ea. promotes to Mountain Witch. Chinese Cock " 2 ea. promotes to Wizard Stork. Northern Barbarian " 1 ea. promotes to Wooden Dove. Southern Barbarian " 1 ea. promotes to Golden Bird. Western Barbarian " 1 ea. promotes to Lion Dog. Eastern Barbarian " 1 ea. promotes to Lion. Violent Stag " 2 ea. promotes to Rushing Boar.

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Violent Wolf " 2 ea. promotes to Bear's Eyes. Treacherous Fox " 2 ea. promotes to Mountain Crane. Center Master " 1 ea. does not promote. Roc Master " 1 ea. does not promote. Earth Chariot " 2 ea. promotes to Young Bird. Vermillion Sparrow " 1 ea. promotes to Divine Sparrow. Blue Dragon " 1 ea. promotes to Divine Dragon. Enchanted Badger " 2 ea. promotes to Ceramic Dove. Horseman " 2 ea. promotes to Cavalier. Swooping Owl " 2 ea. promotes to Cloud Eagle. Climbing Monkey " 2 ea. promotes to Violent Stag. Cat Sword " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon Horse. Swallow's Wings " 2 ea. promotes to Gliding Swallow. Blind Monkey " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Stag. Blind Tiger " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Stag. Ox Cart " 2 ea. promotes to Plodding Ox. Side Flier " 2 ea. promotes to Side Dragon. Blind Bear " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Stag. Old Rat " 2 ea. promotes to Bird of Paradise. Square Mover " 2 ea. promotes to Strong Chariot. Coiled Serpent " 2 ea. promotes to Coiled Dragon. Reclining Dragon " 2 ea. promotes to Great Dragon. Free Eagle " 1 ea. does not promote. Lion Hawk " 1 ea. does not promote. Chariot Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Heavenly Tetarch King. Side Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Water Buffalo. Vertical Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Chariot Soldier. Wind General " 2 ea. promotes to Violent Wind. River General " 2 ea. promotes to Chinese River. Mountain General " 2 ea. promotes to Peaceful Mountain.

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Front Standard " 2 ea. promotes to Great Standard. Horse Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Running Horse. Wood General " 2 ea. promotes to White Elephant. Ox Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Running Ox. Earth General " 2 ea. promotes to White Elephant. Boar Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Running Boar. Stone General " 2 ea. promotes to White Elephant. Leopard Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Running Leopard. Tile General " 2 ea. promotes to White Elephant. Bear Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Strong Bear. Iron General " 2 ea. promotes to White Elephant. Great Standard " 1 ea. does not promote. Great Master " 1 ea. does not promote. Right Chariot " 1 ea. promotes to Right Iron Chariot. Left Chariot " 1 ea. promotes to Left Iron Chariot. Side Monkey " 2 ea. promotes to Side Soldier. Vertical Mover " 2 ea. promotes to Flying Ox. Flying Ox " 2 ea. promotes to Fire Ox. Longbow Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Longbow General. Vertical Pup " 2 ea. promotes to Leopard King. Vertical Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Dragon Horse. Burning Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Burning General. Dragon Horse " 2 ea. promotes to Horned Falcon. Dragon King " 2 ea. promotes to Soaring Eagle. Sword Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Sword General. Horned Falcon " 2 ea. promotes to Great Falcon. Soaring Eagle " 2 ea. promotes to Great Eagle. Spear Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Spear General. Vertical Leopard " 2 ea. promotes to Great Leopard. Savage Tiger " 2 ea. promotes to Great Tiger.

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Shortbow Soldier " 2 ea. promotes to Shortbow General. Roaring Dog " 1 ea. promotes to Lion Dog. Lion Dog " 1 ea. promotes to Great Elephant. Dog " 4 ea. promotes to Multi-General. Go-Between " 2 ea. promotes to Drunk Elephant. Pawn " 36 ea. promotes to Tokin. # }}}

# {{{ 3. The Moves of the Pieces.

    A 5 and a circle indicates that the piece may step up to five spaces in that direction.   An X indicates
    that the piece may jump in that direction.  3 X would mean that the piece may jump to the third space in that direction.   The solid arrow indicates a slide move.
    The dotted arrow indicates Ranging moves similar to Tenjiku Shogi, the ranking will be covered at the end of this document. 

King steps 2 orthogonal or diagonal Crown Prince steps 1 orthogonal or diagonal Gold General steps 1 orthogonal or forward diagonal

Right General steps 1 orthogonal or diagonal Left General steps 1 orthogonal or diagonal Rear Standard steps 2 diagonal, slides orthogonal

Free King slides orthogonal or diagonal Free Tapir steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal or diagonal Wooden Dove steps 2 orthogonal, slides diagonal

Wooden Dove, in addition to the normal diagonal slide, may leap 3 spaces (diagonally) then step 2 (diagonally).

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Earth Dragon steps 1 forward diagonal or backward orthogonal, steps 2 forward orthogonal, slides backward diagonal Free Demon steps 5 forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Running Horse steps 1 backward orthogonal, leaps to the second backward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Beast Cadet steps 2 forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Long-Nosed Goblin diagonal hook-move Mountain Eagle(Right) steps 2 left backward diagonal, leaps 2 right diagonal, slides orthogonal or right diagonal or left forward diagonal

Mountain Eagle(Left) steps 2 right backward diagonal, leaps 2 left diagonal, slides orthogonal or left diagonal or right forward diagonal Fire Demon steps 2 forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Whale slides foward orthogonal or backward orthogonal or backward diagonal

Running Rabbit steps 1 backward orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal White Tiger steps 2 forward orthogonal or backward orthgonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or left forward diagonal Turtle Snake steps 1 orthogonal or left forward diagonal or right backward diagonal, slides right forward diagonal or left backward diagonal

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Ceramic Dove steps 2 orthogonal, slides diagonal Lance slides forward orthogonal Reverse Chariot slides forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal

Fragrant Elephant steps 2 orthogonal or diagonal White Elephant steps 2 orthogonal or diagonal Mountain Dove steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward orthogonal, steps 5 forward diagonal

Flying Swallow steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward diagonal Captive Officer steps 2 forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 diagonal Rain Dragon steps 1 forward orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward orthogonal or backward diagonal

Forest Demon steps 3 forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward diagonal Mountian Stag steps 1 forward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal, step 4 backward orthogonal Running Pup steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal

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Running Serpent steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal Side Serpent steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal Great Dove steps 3 orthogonal, slides diagonal

Running Tiger steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Running Bear steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Night Sword steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal

Buddhist Devil steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal Guardian of the Gods steps 3 orthogonal Wrestler steps 3 diagonal

Silver General steps 1 forward orthogonal or diagonal Drunk Elephant steps 1 forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Neighboring King steps 1 forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal

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Gold Chariot steps 1 diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or backward orthogonal Side Dragon slides forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal Running Stag steps 2 backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal

Running Wolf steps 1 forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal Bishop General range jump diagonal(ranking noted at end of document) Rook General range jump orthogonal(ranking noted at end of document)

Right Tiger steps 1 right diagonal, slides left orthogonal or left diagonal Left Tiger steps 1 left diagonal, slides right orthogonal or right diagonal Right Dragon steps 2 right orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or left diagonal

Left Dragon steps 2 left orthogonal, slides right orthogonal or right diagonal Beast Officer steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal or diagonal Wind Dragon steps 1 left backward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or right backward diagonal or forward diagonal

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Free Pup steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Rushing Bird steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal, steps 2 forward orthogonal Old Kite Hawk steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 2 diagonal

Peacock steps 2 backward diagonal, forward diagonal hook-move Water Dragon steps 2 forward diagonal, steps 4 backward diagonal, slides orthogonal Fire Dragon steps 2 backward diagonal, steps 4 forward diagonal, slides orthogonal

Copper General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Phoenix Master steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or backward diagonal, leaps 3 then slides forward diagonal Kylin Master steps 3 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal , slides diagonal, leaps 3 then slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Silver Chariot steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Vertical Bear steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Knight leaps 1 forward orthogonal then 1 forward diagonal

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Pig General steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 4 forward diagonal Chicken General steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 4 forward orthogonal Pup General steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 4 forward orthogonal

Horse General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal Ox General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal Center Standard steps 3 diagonal, slides orthogonal

Side Boar steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal Silver Rabbit steps 2 forward diagonal, slides backward diagonal Golden Deer steps 2 backward diagonal, slides forward diagonal

Lion 2-space Lion move Captive Cadet steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Great Stag steps 2 backward diagonal, leaps 2 forward diagonal, slides orthogonal

        The Lion moves similar to its counterpart in Chu Shogi.

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Violent Dragon steps 2 orthogonal, range jump diagonal(ranking noted at end of document) Woodland Demon steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Vice General leaps 2 orthogonal, range jump diagonal(ranking noted at end of document)

Great General range jump orthogonal or diagonal(ranking noted at end of document) Stone Chariot steps 1 forward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Cloud Eagle steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Bishop slides diagonal Rook slide orthogonal Side Wolf steps 1 left forward diagonal or right backward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal

Flying Cat steps 1 backward orthogonal or backward diagonal, leaps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Mountain Falcon steps 2 forward orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, leaps 2 then slides forward orthogonal Vertical Tiger steps 2 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal

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Soldier slides orthogonal Little Standard steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 forward diagonal, slides orthogonal Cloud Dragon steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides diagonal or backward orthogonal

Copper Chariot steps 3 forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Running Chariot slides orthogonal Ramshead Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward diagonal

Violent Ox steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides forward diagonal Great Dragon steps 3 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides diagonal Golden Bird steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, hash-marked slides forward diagonal

Dark Spirit steps 1 orthogonal or backward diagonal or right forward diagonal Deva steps 1 orthogonal or backward diagonal or left forward diagonal Wood Chariot steps 1 left forward diagonal or right backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

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White Horse slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Howling Dog(Right) steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Howling Dog(Left) steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal

Side Mover steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slide left orthogonal or right orthogonal Prancing Stag steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal Water Buffalo steps 2 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal

Ferocious Leopard steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Fierce Eagle steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal, steps 2 diagonal Flying Dragon leaps 2 diagonal

Poisonous Snake steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal Flying Goose steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Strutting Crow steps 1 backward diagonal or forward orthogonal

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Blind Dog steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal Water General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal Fire General steps 1 forward diagonal, steps 3 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Phoenix steps 1 orthogonal, leaps 2 diagonal Kylin steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal, leaps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal Hook Mover orthogonal hook-move

Little Turtle steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, leaps 2 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Great Turtle steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, leaps 3 bakcward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Capricorn diagonal hook-move

Tile Chariot steps 1 left backward diagonal or right forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Vertical Wolf steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Side Ox steps 1 left backward diagonal or right forward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal

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Donkey steps 2 orthogonal Flying Horse steps 2 diagonal Angry Boar steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal, steps 2 forward diagonal

Violent Bear steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Evil Wolf steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Liberated Horse steps 1 forward diagonal, steps 2 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal

Flying Cock steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal Old Monkey steps 1 backward orthogonal or diagonal Chinese Cock steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal

Northern Barbarian steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal Southern Barbarian steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal Western Barbarian steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

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Eastern Barbarian steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 2 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Violent Stag steps 1 forward orthogonal or diagonal Violent Wolf steps 1 orthogonal or forward diagonal

Treacherous Fox slides or leaps 2 or 3 then slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Center Master steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides or leaps 2 and slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Roc Master steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides or leaps 3 and slides forward diagonal

Earth Chariot steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Vermillion Sparrow steps 1 orthogonal or left backward diagonal or right forward diagonal, slides left forward diagonal or right backward diagonal Blue Dragon steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or right forward diagonal

Enchanted Badger steps 2 orthogonal Horseman steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Swooping Owl steps 1 forward orthogonal or backward diagonal

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Climbing Monkey steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Cat Sword steps 1 diagonal Swallow's Wings steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal

Blind Monkey steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Blind Tiger steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Ox Cart slides forward orthogonal

Side Flyer steps 1 diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal Blind Bear steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Old Rat steps 1 forward orthogonal or backward diagonal

Square Mover slides orthogonal Coiled Serpent steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or backward diagonal Reclining Dragon steps 1 orthogonal

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Free Eagle slides or leaps 2 or 3 and slides orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides or leaps 2 or 4 and slides forward diagonal Lion Hawk leaps 2 orthogonal, slides or leaps 2 and slides diagonal Chariot Soldier steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

The Lion Hawk, as in Tenjiku Shogi, may move like the Lion or leap to any square which would be attacked by the Lion.

Side Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal Vertical Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Wind General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal

River General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal Mountain General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal Front Standard steps 3 diagonal, slides orthogonal

Horse Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Wood General steps 2 forward diagonal Ox Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

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Earth General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Boar Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Stone General steps 1 forward diagonal

Leopard Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Tile General steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal Bear Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Iron General steps 1 forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Great Standard steps 3 backward diagonal, slides orthogonal or forward diagonal Great Master steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or bacward diagonal, leaps 3 forward orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Right Chariot steps 1 right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or left forward diagonal or right backward diagonal Left Chariot steps 1 left orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or right forward diagonal or lefr backward diagonal Side Monkey steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal

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Vertical Mover steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Flying Ox slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Longbow Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 5 forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal

Vertical Pup steps 1 backward orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal Vertical Horse steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal Burning Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 5 forward diagonal, steps 7 forward orthogonal

Dragon Horse steps 1 orthogonal, slides diagonal Dragon King steps 1 diagonal, slides orthogonal Sword Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Horned Falcon leaps 2 forward orthogonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal Soaring Eagle leaps 2 forward diagonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal Spear Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal

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Vertical Leopard steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal Savage Tiger slides forward orthogonal Shortbow Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, steps 5 forward orthogonal

Roaring Dog steps 3 backward diagonal, leap 3 orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides orthogonal or forward diagonal Lion Dog leaps 3 orthogonal or diagonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal Dog steps 1 forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Go-Between steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Pawn steps 1 forward orthogonal

  (Rules for promoted pieces)

Free Bird steps 3 backward diagonal, slides orthogonal, hash-marked slides forward diagonal Great Tapir leaps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal Ancient Dragon slides diagonal, hash-marked slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

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Heavenly Tetarch King igui 1 orthogonal or diagonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal, leaps 1 and slides orthogonal or diagonal Great Falcon slides orthogonal or diagonal, leaps 1 and slides forward orthogonal Great Elephant steps 3 forward diagonal, hash-marked slides orthogonal or backward diagonal

  Heavenly Tetarch King is able to capture an adjacent square without moving(Igui), or preform its slide by leaping over an occupied adjacent square.
  Great Falcon is able to preform its forward orthogonal slide by leaping over an occupied adjacent square.

Fire Ox steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Strong Bear steps 2 backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Right Phoenix steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides diagonal

Running Leopard slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthgonal or forward diagonal Thunder Runner steps 4 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Rain Demon steps 2 backward diagonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal, slides forward diagonal, leaps 1 and slides forward diagonal

  Rain Demon is able to preform its forward diagonal slide by leaping over an occupied adjacent square.

Free Boar steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Free Dog steps 2 backward diagonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Running Ox steps 2 backward diagonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

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Great Horse steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Cavalier slides orthogonal or forward diagonal Free Fire steps 5 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal

Burning Chariot steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Free Stag slides orthogonal or diagonal Free Dragon slides backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal

Flying Crocodile steps 2 backward diagonal, steps 3 forward diagonal, range jump orthogonal(ranking noted at end of document) Strong Chariot slides orthogonal or forward diagonal Divine Tiger steps 2 backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or left forward diagonal

Divine Dragon steps 2 left orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or right forward diagonal Divine Turtle steps 1 orthogonal or left forward diagonal, slides backward diagonal or right forward diagonal Divine Sparrow steps 1 orthogonal or right forward diagonal, slides backward diagonal or left forward diagonal

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Free Serpent slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or backward diagonal Free Wolf slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Great Tiger steps 1 forward orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal

Right Dog steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or left backward diagonal Left Dog steps 1 backward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or right backward diagonal Free Bear slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

Free Tiger slides backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Running Boar steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Free Leopard slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

Heavenly Horse leaps 1 backward orthogonal then 1 backward diagonal, leaps 1 forward orthogonal then 1 forward orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Spear General steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal Great Leopard steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 3 forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal

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Flying Stag steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Right Army steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or forward orthogonal or left diagonal, slides right orthogonal or right diagonal Left Army steps 1 backward orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or right diagonal, slides left orthogonal or left diagonal

Beast Bird steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or diagonal Captive Bird steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or diagonal Gliding Swallow slides orthogonal

Buddhist Spirit 2-space Lion move, slides orthogonal or diagonal Teaching King hash-marked slides orthogonal or diagonal Shark steps 2 backward diagonal, steps 5 forward diagonal, slides orthogonal

Buddhist Spirit, like in Maka-Dai-Dai Shogi, may slide orthogonal or diagonal or preform moves like the Lion.

Furious Fiend 2-space Lion move, steps 3 orthogonal or diagonal Leopard King steps 5 orthogonal or diagonal Goose Wing steps 1 diagonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Furious Fiend, like in Dai-Dai Shogi and Maka-Dai-Dai Shogi, may step three spaces orthogonal or diagoanl or preform moves like the Lion.

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Left Iron Chariot steps 1 left orthogonal, slides backward diagonal or right forward diagonal Right Iron Chariot steps 1 right orthogonal, slides backward diagonal or left forward diagonal Plodding Ox steps 1 diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Wind Snapping Turtle steps 2 forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Running Tile steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Young Bird steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Playful Cockatoo steps 2 backward diagonal, steps 3 forward diagonal, steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Copper Elephant steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal Walking Heron steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal

Tiger Soldier steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 2 forward orthogonal, slides forward diagonal Strong Eagle slides orthogonal or diagonal Running Dragon steps 5 backward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

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Heavenly Tetarch steps 4 orthogonal or diagonal Elephant King steps 2 orthogonal, slides diagonal Peaceful Mountain steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides diagonal

Chinese River steps 1 backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal, slides left orthogonal or right orthogonal or diagonal Violent Wind steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal Free Chicken steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or backward diagonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

Free Ox steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Free Horse steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Great Whale slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

Free Pig steps 1 backward diagonal, steps 2 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Longbow General steps 5 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Burning General steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal

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Shortbow General steps 2 backward orthogonal, steps 3 left orthogonal or right orthogonal, steps 5 forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal Mountain Crane slides orthogonal or diagonal, leaps 3 then slides orthogonal or diagonal Rushing Boar steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward orthogonal or diagonal

Sword General steps 1 backward orthogonal, steps 3 forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Bird of Paradise slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Coiled Dragon slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or backward diagonal

Bear's Eyes steps 1 orthogonal or diagonal Mountain Witch slides backward orthogonal or diagonal Flying Falcon steps 1 forward orthogonal, slides diagonal

Venomous Wolf steps 1 orthogonal or diagonal Spirit Turtle leaps 3 orthogonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal Treasure Turtle leaps 2 orthogonal, slides orthogonal or diagonal

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Great Bear steps 1 backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal, slides forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Multi-General slides backward orthogonal or forward orthogonal or forward diagonal Wizard Stork slides backward orthogonal or left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal

Raiding Falcon steps 1 left orthogonal or right orthogonal or forward diagonal, slides forward orthogonal Great Eagle slides orthogonal or diagonal, leaps 2 then slides forward diagonal

Great Eagle is able, if the adjacent forward diagonal are occupied, to leap over and continue its slide until it preforms a capture. # }}}

# {{{ 4. The remaining rules:

1) Pieces promote upon reaching any of the opponent's 11 ranks.

2) Captured pieces are removed from play.

3) Free Eagle is able to capture without moving(igui) an adjacent square. With the squares marked (1)(2)(3) there are several move options (including the forward diagonal squares marked 4), may leap to the squares (2)(3) (up tp the fourth forward diagonal) then continue until capturing is one option. Another, for the squares marked (1)(2)(3) may preform consecutive capturing moves (up tp the fourth forward diagonal) may also preform passing move(jitto) if vacant adjacent square.

4) -|-|-|-> The meaning of this symbol is not known. There are no references to a line with three marks. It is believed that this may mean that a piece may jump up to three spaces and continue its slide.

5) Great General, Vice General, Rook General, Bishop General, Violent Dragon, Flying Crocodile are equal to their counterparts in Tenjiku Shogi. The pieces are able to leap over others according to rank. By jumping over any number of lower ranked pieces, including friend and foe, continuing until making a capture. What follows is the ranking of these pieces. * (1) King, Crown Prince (2) Great General (3) Vice General (4) Bishop General, Rook General, Violent Dragon, Flying Crocodile (5) the other pieces

[*Some sources note that the ranging move can involve the capture of each and every piece, both friend and foe, which the ranging piece leaps.] # }}}

# {{{ Initial Set-up (Rank and position in relation to the lower left hand corner of the playing field.)

PIECE RANK POSITION(S) ------------------------------------------------------ King 1 18 Crown Prince 1 19 Gold General 1 17, 20 Right General 1 21 Left General 1 16 Rear Standard 1 15, 22 Free King 1 14, 23 Free Tapir 1 13, 24 Wooden Dove 1 25 Ceramic Dove 1 12 Earth Dragon 1 11, 26 Free Demon 1 10, 27 Running Horse 1 9, 28 Beast Cadet 1 8, 29 Long-Nosed Goblin 1 7, 30 Mountain Eagle 1 6, 31 Fire Demon 1 5, 32 Whale 1 4, 33 Running Rabbit 1 3, 34 White Tiger 1 35 Turtle Snake 1 2 Lance 1 1, 36

Reverse Chariot 2 1, 36 Fragrant Elephant 2 35 White Elephant 2 2 Mountain Dove 2 3, 34 Flying Swallow 2 4, 33 Captive Officer 2 5, 32 Rain Dragon 2 6, 31 Forest Demon 2 7, 30 Mountain Stag 2 8, 29 Running Pup 2 9, 28 Running Serpent 2 10, 27 Side Serpent 2 11, 26 Great Dove 2 12, 25 Running Tiger 2 13, 24 Running Bear 2 14, 23 Night Sword 2 22 Buddhist Devil 2 15 Guardian of the Gods 2 21 Wrestler 2 16 Silver General 2 17, 20 Drunk Elephant 2 19 Neighboring King 2 18

Gold Chariot 3 1, 36 Side Dragon 3 2, 35 Running Stag 3 3, 34 Running Wolf 3 4, 33 Bishop General 3 5, 32 Rook General 3 6, 31 Right Tiger 3 30 Left Tiger 3 7 Right Dragon 3 29 Left Dragon 3 8 Beast Officer 3 9, 28 Wind Dragon 3 10, 27 Free Pup 3 11, 26 Rushing Bird 3 12, 25 Old Kite Hawk 3 13, 24 Peacock 3 14, 23 Water Dragon 3 15, 22 Fire Dragon 3 16, 21 Copper General 3 17, 20 Phoenix Master 3 19 Kylin Master 3 18

Silver Chariot 4 1, 36 Vertical Bear 4 2, 35 Knight 4 3, 34 Pig General 4 4, 33 Chicken General 4 5, 32 Pup General 4 6, 31 Horse General 4 7, 30 Ox General 4 8, 29 Center Standard 4 9, 28 Side Boar 4 10, 27 Silver Rabbit 4 11, 26 Golden Deer 4 12, 25 Lion 4 13, 24 Captive Cadet 4 14, 23 Great Stag 4 15, 22 Violent Dragon 4 16, 21 Woodland Demon 4 17, 20 Vice General 4 19 Great General 4 18

Stone Chariot 5 1, 36 Cloud Eagle 5 2, 35 Bishop 5 3, 34 Rook 5 4, 33 Side Wolf 5 5, 32 Flying Cat 5 6, 31 Mountain Falcon 5 7, 30 Vertical Tiger 5 8, 29 Soldier 5 9, 28 Little Standard 5 10, 27 Cloud Dragon 5 11, 26 Copper Chariot 5 12, 25 Running Chariot 5 13, 24 Ramshead Soldier 5 14, 23 Violent Ox 5 15, 22 Great Dragon 5 16, 21 Golden Bird 5 17, 20 Dark Spirit 5 19 Deva 5 18

Wood Chariot 6 1, 36 White Horse 6 2, 35 Howling Dog (Right) 6 34 Howling Dog (Left) 6 3 Side Mover 6 4, 33 Prancing Stag 6 5, 32 Water Buffalo 6 6, 31 Ferocious Leopard 6 7, 30 Fierce Eagle 6 8, 29 Flying Dragon 6 9, 28 Poisonous Snake 6 10, 27 Flying Goose 6 11, 26 Strutting Crow 6 12, 25 Blind Dog 6 13, 24 Water General 6 14, 23 Fire General 6 15, 22 Phoenix 6 21 Kylin 6 16 Hook Mover 6 20 Little Turtle 6 19 Great Turtle 6 18 Capricorn 6 17

Tile Chariot 7 1, 36 Vertical Wolf 7 2, 35 Side Ox 7 3, 34 Donkey 7 4, 33 Flying Horse 7 5, 32 Violent Bear 7 6, 31 Angry Boar 7 7, 30 Evil Wolf 7 8, 29 Liberated Horse 7 9, 28 Flying Cock 7 10, 27 Old Monkey 7 11, 26 Chinese Cock 7 12, 25 Northern Barbarian 7 24 Southern Barbarian 7 23 Western Barbarian 7 13 Eastern Barbarian 7 14 Violent Stag 7 15, 22 Violent Wolf 7 16, 21 Treacherous Fox 7 17, 20 Center Master 7 19 Roc Master 7 18

Earth Chariot 8 1, 36 Vermillion Sparrow 8 35 Blue Dragon 8 2 Enchanted Badger 8 3, 34 Horseman 8 4, 33 Swooping Owl 8 5, 32 Climbing Monkey 8 6, 31 Cat Sword 8 7, 30 Swallow's Wings 8 8, 29 Blind Monkey 8 9, 28 Blind Tiger 8 10, 27 Ox Cart 8 11, 26 Side Flier 8 12, 25 Blind Bear 8 13, 24 Old Rat 8 14, 23 Square Mover 8 15, 22 Coiled Serpent 8 16, 21 Reclining Dragon 8 17, 20 Free Eagle 8 19 Lion Hawk 8 18

Chariot Soldier 9 1, 36 Side Soldier 9 2, 35 Vertical Soldier 9 3, 34 Wind General 9 4, 33 River General 9 5, 32 Mountain General 9 6, 31 Front Standard 9 7, 30 Horse Soldier 9 8, 29 Wood General 9 9, 28 Ox Soldier 9 10, 27 Earth General 9 11, 26 Boar Soldier 9 12, 25 Stone General 9 13, 24 Leopard Soldier 9 14, 23 Tile General 9 15, 22 Bear Soldier 9 16, 21 Iron General 9 17, 20 Great Standard 9 19 Great Master 9 18

Right Chariot 10 36 Left Chariot 10 1 Side Monkey 10 2, 35 Vertical Mover 10 3, 34 Flying Ox 10 4, 33 Longbow Soldier 10 5, 32 Vertical Pup 10 6, 31 Vertical Horse 10 7, 30 Burning Soldier 10 8, 29 Dragon Horse 10 9, 28 Dragon King 10 10, 27 Sword Soldier 10 11, 26 Horned Falcon 10 12, 25 Soaring Eagle 10 13, 24 Spear Soldier 10 14, 23 Vertical Leopard 10 15, 22 Savage Tiger 10 16, 21 Shortbow Soldier 10 17, 20 Roaring Dog 10 19 Lion Dog 10 18

Dog 12 6, 15, 22, 31, Go-Between 12 11, 26 Pawn 11 1 through 36 # }}}

NAME

Games::Shogi::Taikyoku - Piece descriptions and initial configuration for Taikyoku Shogi

SYNOPSIS

  use Games::Shogi::Taikyoku;
  $Game = Games::Shogi::Taikyoku->new;
  $piece = $Game->board()->[3][7];
  print @{$Game->neighbor($tl_piece);
  print $Game->english_name('fidr'); # 'Fire Dragon'

DESCRIPTION

Taikyoku Shogi is thought to be the largest Shogi variant in existence, on a 36 x 36 grid with 402 pieces, 201 per side. This game contains such pieces as the Buddhist Spirit and an alternate version of the Fire Demon, which moves differently than the other games.

The embedded POD contains commentary including an English translation of the only known manual for the game, which may go some way to explaining the variety of pieces and movements.

SEE ALSO

perl

AUTHOR

Jeffrey Goff, <jgoff@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2004 by Jeffrey Goff

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

1 POD Error

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