Frequently Asked Questions

What is shogi?

Shogi is a traditional Japanese game for two players. It is similar to chess (therefore called Japanese chess), but most characteristic point is that all the pieces are in use through the game.

Do I have to be good at chess to play shogi?

No! Anybody can play shogi. But chess experience helps.

Where can I play shogi online?

There are few online servers like 81dojo, shogiclub, kurnik or corespondence servers like littlegolem and brainking.

Where can I play shogi live?

There are many shogi clubs around the world. There might be tournaments near your living place. Try checking them on ShogiHub.

Where can I buy shogi sets?

There are many places online where you can buy boards directly from Japan. Nekomado is a good shop to try, but there are other places worth checking. Try to ask us directly on Shogi Harbour’s discord.

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