Pyonpyon Shogi Japanese Chess for Children is a simplified version of the Japanese board game of shogi, designed especially for kids and young players. The board is reduced to a more manageable nine rows that are three squares wide. Each player gets nine pieces, which are all the same kind (unlike regular shogi, which has various different types of pieces). Moreover, these pieces are decorated with cute frog characters! The simplified rules are inspired by the fundamental feature of shogi gameplay whereby you advance your pieces toward the opposite side of the board. Here, a player tries to jump ("pyon") over an opponent's piece into a free square. The player wins when they get all their pieces into the opposing player's side of the board. The game is designed by professional shogi player Yamato Takahashi and endorsed by the legendary Hifumi Kato.
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