Shogi is one of the forms of chess which is generally thought to have developed from the game Shaturanga or Shatranj. It is the Japanese form of the game which is known in the West as 'Chess' - more correctly, 'International Chess'. Shogi is the Japanese form of the game. There are others, for example Chinese Chess (Xiang-chi).
Shogi is similar to International Chess in that it is played between two players ('black' and 'white'), and that the object is to checkmate the opponent's king. Shogi is also very different from International Chess (hereafter called simply Chess). Here are a few of the differences: â€¦