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Tomoko Kita - T Magpie -By Tomoko Kita - T Magpie -
First created
Tomoko Kita - T Magpie -By Tomoko Kita - T Magpie -
First created
€3,401
pledged of €3,500pledged of €3,500 goal
69
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 1 2018 7:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Shogito makes the ancient game of Shogi easily accessible to everyone, regardless of age or experience. The design of the pieces tells you how they can move, allowing you to play and plan each move easily. Thus, you will be able to enjoy Shogi through the beauty of Shogito. The shape and colour of “Shogito” pieces are designed to remind players of how the piece can be moved and what its role is.
Players: 2 / Time: 20-60 mins / Age: 6 years and older

Shogitoとは、形と色で駒の動きがすぐわかる誰とでも遊べる、コミュニケーションツールとしての将棋です。このプロジェクトは、2016年に始まりました。15カ国以上の異なる年代、経験値を持つ方々からのフィードバックを元に改良を重ね、誰にでもわかりやすいデザインなりました。2018年11月にオープンするイタリアの The Legno Arredo Training Centre にて、ビデオに登場するハンドメイドのオリジナルバージョンが、パーマネントコレクションされる予定です。このゲームの日本語での詳しい詳細は、www.shogito.comをご覧ください。

About Shogi :Shogi (Japanese Chess) was once the most popular game in Japan, rooted in everyday life and used as a communication tool to gauge the mental growth of children and the wellbeing of family and friends.

The design of Shogito :The movement of Shogi pieces can be abstracted to two types. Pieces that can only move a single square, and pieces that can move anywhere along a line. These two types of movements are represented in Shogito with a dot and a line. The pieces are designed as a combination of dots and lines, to show their movement options. These design principles can also be applied to other games such as Chess.  

 “Shogito” is designed with feedback from people of different generations, nationalities, and experience levels in order to make Shogi more accessible for anyone around the world. Shogito is not language based and the instructions booklet included in each box will be available in English, Dutch, German, Japanese and French.

Rules : The rules are exactly same as the traditional Japanese boardgame Shogi. The goal of the game is to capture your opponent's brown "Osho" piece (like the King in Chess).

The shape of the pieces shows where you can move them.
Video:Shogito instruction 1 & 2
- Original setting for playing Shogi
- The goal of the game. 
-How to move the Shogito pieces.


Video : Instruction 3 . - Promotion of pieces during play.
Once your piece reaches your opponent's territory, you can promote if you want.

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Instruction 4 .Dropping captured pieces. 
Dropping is counted as one action. You can place one piece from your stock of captured pieces in your turn on any empty circle. The only exception : you can have only one "Fu" (pawn) piece in each row. Once your "Fu" is promoted, the "Fu" is not counted as a "Fu". In this case, you can drop your captured "Fu" anywhere in the same row.

There are two type of rewards.

This  is a picture of the sample.
This is a picture of the sample.

 ● 40 wooden Shogito pieces 

● Game board for Shogi / 9 x 9 dots 
   Game board / 5 x 6 dots 
   
   Game board / 5 x 5 dots 
   
   Game board / 3 x 5 dots 
   
   These four game boards are printed all 
    in one foldable cardboard.

● Instruction booklet: The instruction booklet is written in English,     Dutch, German, Japanese and French. 

   These are all included in the box.

The prototype(5x6 dots gameboard)
The prototype(5x6 dots gameboard)
               

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  - partly handmade

 ● 40 Shogito pieces + 10 Extra pieces for playing Chess
   (made from solid walnut, solid basswood and acrylic)

 
● Felt Game board for Shogi / 9 x 9 dots , Chess / 8 x 8 

    These are all included in the box.

The following are pictures of the prototype and the felt mat colour sample. 

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FAQs - What is the difference between Shogito Luxury version and Shogito.

 - The pieces in the Shogito Luxury version are made from solid walnut, solid basswood and acrylic. The game board is made from felt. An extra 10 pieces for playing Chess are also included.
 - The standard version of Shogito includes a foldable cardboard game board as seen in many other games. The board is printed on both sides with different game variants (9x9 on one side; 5x6, 5x5 and 3x5 on the other side), so everyone can play on their preferred size board. The pieces of this version are made of painted wood.

The funds will be used for covering the cost for production, warehousing, sample making, delivery from the factory to the warehouse in the country of manufacture, TAX and the Kickstarter fee.

 Hello I am Tomoko who designed "Shogito".

I started this project to make a face-to-face communication tool going back to the basics of communication without language and age barriers in our modern digital age where many things are over complicated. Although I didn't know anyone in the Netherlands when I moved to Amsterdam in 2016, this board game has helped me to know many new people. I hope Shogito will broaden your world!

Risks and challenges

We are currently waiting for some samples from different game manufacturers. We are considering the balance of the cost and quality and will decide which manufacturer we will use after all samples have arrived.

While this is my first Kickstarter I've been working on Shogito for two years and have been creating and selling the Felt edition. I've shown the game at many conventions including Essen Spiel 2018 and have seen that many people love the design.

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