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GNU shogi
Japanese version of chess

Game that is a Japanese version of chess. The rules of the game are included in the distribution in the file 'shogi.rules.' It can play against a user or against itself, using either an alpha-numeric display or the xshogi program under the X Window System.


User tutorial included

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:gnushogi


Download version 1.4.2 (stable)
released on 17 February 2014

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterJohn Sullivan26 October 2012

Leaders and contributors

Mike Vanier Maintainer in the 1.3.x era
Matthias Mutz worked on the initial version of GNU Shogi
Yann Dirson Current maintainer
Luís Felipe Strano Moraes Maintainer until 1.4.0

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
User Mailing List Info/Archive
Bugs Bug Tracking
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libncurses
Weak prerequisite xshogi

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 February 2014.


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