Shogi pieces

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

One of my sons started to learn how to make pieces of Shogi.(Shogi is something like chess.) He loves to play the game and he also wants to make pieces to play for himself.

It was his first try. He tried hard but he isn’t happy with his work. He’s going to make another set. I heard it took him about 40 hours to make these pieces.


Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

My sons are crazy about Shogi. Whenever they have time they play it.

Shogi¬† originated in India just like chess. One particular feature of Shogi is that a player can use captured pieces again. Also there are no drawn games. The game doesn’t end until one player declares “MAKEMASHITA(I lost.)”¬† Let me name good points about playing Shogi.

1. Anyone can play it anytime, anywhere. All they need is a board and pieces.

2. It doesn’t cost any money.

3. They learn to be patient and to be a good loser.

4. They can get a wide range of friends. For example my sons know many senior citizens. They teach them a lot about life. So they have good knowledge of what retired lives are. Sometimes I’m amazed.