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1. (WO1983000440) BOARD GAME

Pub. No.:    WO/1983/000440    International Application No.:    PCT/JP1982/000302
Publication Date: Fri Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 1983 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 1982
IPC: A63F 3/02
Applicants: YOSIDA, Takaharu

Inventors: YOSIDA, Takaharu

Simple game in which technique and victory are determined by pieces and a board with new rules. Most conventional games which have a king piece such as western chess easily end in a draw, however in Japanese SHOGI the opponent's pieces must be dealt with but since Asian chess games, including the Japanese SHOGI, indicate the name of the pieces in Chinese characters, they have the drawback that they are difficult for foreigners except for east Asian people to understand. This game eliminates the above drawback. (a) Twelve different colors are painted on the pieces to distinguish the functions, there is a total of 32 pieces of 6 types. The techniques for victory are; (b) an opponent's pieces is turned by jumping the opponent's piece to thereby convert it to an ally and (c) points and the overturning of the opponent's king determine a victory, and (d) the rules are made readly understandable by the rule that a king cannot go diagonally across a plurality of squares of the flat board nor can it end on a corner square. To indicate this, only the corner squares are colored with a different color from the other squares on the board. The game is thus constructed. By playing this peaceful game, it can be enjoyed in a manner in which hospitality is first and victory second.