Shōgi club is an EJCA club started in 2022. We focus on learning and playing Shōgi, but are open to explore other Japanese board games as well.
We seek to meet in person once per month, usually on a Saturday afternoon, in the EJCA Centre. For the exact planned schedule and dates, please check out this spreadsheet.
In addition, we will frequently host online tournaments among our members on lishogi.org.What is Shōgi?
- It is known as the "Japanese Chess", and it has many features you will also see in traditional Chess, but Shōgi is in fact even more challenging!
- In Shōgi, once players capture an opponent’s piece, they can use that piece as their own—meaning that while chess games on the whole get simpler as fewer pieces are left on the board, Shōgi gets more complex!
- Shōgi has a history that can be traced back over 1000 years!
- Shōgi is the "Game of Generals" and you will find lances, dragons, castles, kings...