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* shogi perfecto  [#i5e10654]

お問合わせは、[[アブストラクトゲーム博物館お問い合わせ窓口]]からお願い致します。
Shogi perfecto has met with enthusiastic reception all over the world since its release in 2016. I am so excited to announce the release of its younger, but bigger brother today: the shogi perfecto “zen” (禅) set. Now the first one has been named shogi perfecto “iki” (粋), and these two brothers complete the shogi perfecto lineup.

[[Chessと将棋の仲間]]
* shogi perfecto [#i5e10654]
[[Chess and Shogi variants>Chessと将棋の仲間]] have long been played and loved all over the world, and have brought innovations such as (1.) pieces that have their own roles, (2.) boards with checkered patterns, and (3.) redeployment of captured enemy pieces as your own to the history of board games. On the other hand, all these classic games have designs and motifs((See [[Chessの呼称]])) that seem independent from the rules; that is to say that the figurative or ideographic pieces offer little to no hint as to how they move. Shogi perfecto has been developed in honor of these great innovations, but using more modern functional design practices to embed the rules into the components, with each piece’s design suggestive of how the piece moves. This “perfect” representation artistically communicates not only the movement of the pieces, while retaining the crucial directionality that indicates the army for which the piece currently fights, but also proclaims that shogi is one of the great abstract strategy games from Néstor and The Museum of Abstract Strategy Games.

Thanks to Néstor Romeral Andrés in Spain, I have finally released a [[将棋]]shogi set that I have long been dreaming. 
Shogi perfecto is now on sale at [[nestorgames]].

Shapes of pieces are all based on a pentagon, symbolizing the moves of them. No kanji characters are on them. 
On the promoted sides, the back of pieces, are engraved geometric patterns suggestive of historical designs both in Spain and in Japan.
Gyoku (King) pieces are original pentagon shape that represents shogi. The initials of Néstor is engraved on the back of one Gyoku, and mine is on another.

The four stars that modestly indicate territories of players, the sides of the board that are little longer vertically, one extra Fu (Pawn), two Komadai (little boards for taken pieces to be used again in the game), Koma-bukuro (a bag for pieces) are all to cherish authentic shogi.
 
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Both the board and pieces, luxury acrylic, are 8mm thick, that are felt comfortably massive, while Komadai is 5mm thick, to achieve good functionality and visual balance. 
* iki (粋) and zen (禅) [#a1ca159a]

The ice colored beautiful board is gracefully checker-patterned. Checker patters are revolutionary innovation to help following complex moves of chess pieces. Standard chess boards have checker pattern with clear contrast. I do not know why but Asian chess family excluding Mongolian chess does not have checker patterns ((Pieces of [[Xiangqi>シャンチー(中国)]]と[[Janggi>チャンギ(韓国)]] are placed on grids, not in squares.)).There have been voices from Chess & shogi fans overseas that shogi boards also need checker patterns to help players visions. I introduced the thought in shogi perfecto.
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&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi.jpg, Initial placement. Pieces and board. One extra Fu on Koma-dai, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_closer.jpg, A closer look. beautiful pattern of the board, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_detail1.jpg, An even closer look, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_kings.jpg, Gyoku (King) pieces are original pentagon shape that represents shogi. Engraved on the back are the initials of Néstor and me, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_miniboard.jpg, Graceful hemmings on the Kkoma-dai, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece2.jpg, Flying-chariot (飛車), 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece3.jpg,  Horn-force (角行), 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece5.jpg, Silver-general (銀将), 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece4.jpg, Katsura-horse (桂馬), 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece6.jpg, Incense-chariot (香車), 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_piece1.jpg, Pawn (歩). Not a slime...p, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_box.jpg, The case, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_boxopen1.jpg, A piece bag in the case, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_boxopen2.jpg, A little hard to see in the pic but there are four tiny stars, turned over checker patters on the board, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_boxopen3.jpg, Two Koma-dai underneath the board, 160x120, sp};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_boxopen4.jpg, Koma-dai, 160x120, sp};
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shogi perfecto “iki” is delicately designed strongly respecting authentic shogi. An amazingly stylish marriage of Edo culture and Spanish ambience.

People in the Edo era loved “Iki” and detested “Yabo.” Being strictly formal or too talkative are typical “Yabo.” Being colorful and flashy may be well-favored, but it must be modestly hidden in “Iki” way. The virtue of Edo fashion can be seen in Edo-Komon or beautiful designs on lining of clothes but not front; the thought is the beauty is for those who can see it. 
A little smallish board and pieces can easily fit into the Koma-bukuro (koma-bag) with Koma-dais all together.
Size of the Board: 27.2cm x 29.6cm (including margins) / thickness: 8mm 
Size of Koma-dai (side board): 10.5cm x 11.7cm thickness: 5mm

// - Why no Kanjis?
元来将棋の駒は、[[Chess>Chess(欧米他)]]に代表されるフィギュアを駒にしたものや[[シャンチー>シャンチー(中国)]]といった[[Chess>Chess(欧米他)]]の仲間でのクィーン、ナイトなどといった明示的な役割付けはされていません。玉, 金, 銀, 桂, 香, 角といった宝玉珍品を駒として用いた''抽象的''なゲームです。shogi perfectoは、アクリル独特の美しさ、光沢と刻印によるテクスチャーの風合を最大限に活かして宝物の表現を試みました。スーパー・デラックス・エディションを作る機会があったら、これらの宝物を駒にこっそり埋め込むことにしましょう。&wink;

// - 成った駒の働きを示していない
また、あまり将棋を指したことのない方や、これから将棋を覚えたい方は、shogi perfectoの駒は、成り駒の働きがわからないと思うかもしれません。飛車と角行はもとの動きと(重複するところもありますが)玉の動き、それ以外の成り駒は、すべて金の動きですので簡単です。実際、通常の将棋の(飛車、角行以外の)駒の裏側に書かれている文字は、書体を変えた金将・金の文字です。故大山十五世名人は、初心者に成駒であることが区別しやすくできるように、それまでは裏面を赤い文字にすることを提唱されたそうです。将棋の第一人者が普及のためにさまざまな工夫をされていたのですね。

将棋に熟練して何局か対局したり、詰将棋をたくさん解くとわかってきますが、成駒で区別したいのは、%%%今の働き%%%ではなく、%%%元の駒%%%が何であったかということです。取り捨てではない将棋のルールでは、取った駒は、成駒も元の駒の働きに戻ります。先にも書いたように成駒には金と書かれていますが、元の駒が何であるか明確に区別できるようにそれぞれ極端に異なる書体で書かれています。shogi perfectoでも、刻印に働きを象徴するような文様を採用することもできましたが、野暮はいけません。多弁は無用です。


** Making of shogi perfecto [#a86ef731]
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On September 28 of 2016, It started when I asked a question on chat if my Spanish friend José [[José>Game Designers#hddfdc4a]]((The author of Duplohex and some other great games. We have been friends since [[Néstor Meeting 2015>欧州訪問記2015]])), who collects shogis from all over the world like myself, happens to know about [[Grande Acedrex(Spain>スペイン)]] that I have long been looking for. An old chess variant of Spain [[Grande Acedrex>Grande Acedrex(Spain>スペイン)]] cannot be found anywhere in the world, except just one photo of the game in [[参考文献/世界のチェス将棋展]] published by [[大阪商業大学アミューズメント産業研究所]] as far as I know. I hoped maybe my Spanish friend José, a great collector of worlds’ chess sets, know about this legendary old Spanish game. José did know about [[Grande Acedrex>Grande Acedrex(Spain>スペイン)]], but said there was no product that we could purchase.
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Following the conversation, José started to send out so many photos of his great shogi collections. I, the Curator of the Museum of Abstract Strategy Games, too, needed to show him all the collections I have. Childish conversation continues and when I boasted him “Look at this one. I do not think you have this: The Japanese Grande Shogi [[摩訶大将棋>ゲーム学会 第4回摩訶大将棋ワークショップ]]! I own a replica of this one.” &worried;  Néstor cut in saying, ’’Well then, why don’t we create a great one?’’
Bold and bulky pieces are made a little more round.
Unlike original Japanese shogi boards, its board has been designed with no margin. The set is named “zen” (禅), aiming for a harmony with [[Chess>Chess(欧米他)]] that has been long and widely played in the world. Ensō (円相) is applied to its logo. 

So, what are we creating? Grande Acedrex? Oh, I definitely want one! Maka-Dai-Shogi (摩訶大将棋)? Wait, that’s just too huge, how can we produce and sell 192 pieces and the enormous board? How about Chu-Shogi? I want it if we can create a compact and cool one!

… Finally, we concluded we should start with adding a regular shogi to the lineup of Néstor Games. I love the modern design of Néstor Chess &smile;

Néstor and I agreed it should be an innovative one, a kind of homage of Bau House Chess or Néstor Chess.

OK, we should have it ready by [[Game Market 2016秋>http://gamemarket.jp/]]!
Large, massive board has a nice presence.
Size of the Board: 30.6cm x 33.3cm / thickness: 8mm 
Size of Koma-dai (side board): 11.2cm x 11.2cm thickness: 5mm
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&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/nestor_design2.png, Hand drawing 2 from Néstor. A different piece, thus a different character? Maybe innovative but..., 120x160, making};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/masa_design.png, “No, no, they should be like these” by me, 120x160, making};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_size_embos.png, First piece designs with the scales and the pentagon base. We discussed if we should have gone with two versions: A tournament size and a 10% smaller casual version. This one was for the casual version, which we took for a prototype production., 160x120, making};
&lightbox{image/shogi_perfecto/shogi_size_embos_oline_20161021.png, Finalizing the design, considering finishes of production and functionality. We decided to focus on the tournament version, considering the thickness of pieces and operability. This one is still for the casual version., 160x120, making};
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And the name. It must be easily found by key word search and it needs to include the word “shogi” so that it cannot be mistaken for other variants. Followings were the candidates:
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Shogi Contigo,
Shogi Absoluto,
Shogi Ultimo,
Shogi Lo Siento,
Shogi Original,
Shogi Gotanda y Aragon,
Shogi De Nada,
Shogi de Arigato,
Shogi Hasta la Proxima,
Shogi Picante,
Shogi Super Picante,
Shogi Hasta Luego,
Shogi Historico,
Shogi Authentico,
Shogi con Leche,
Shogi Muy Clasico,
Shogi Perfecto,
Shogi Para Ti,
Shogi Mucho Gusto,
Shogi para Todos,
Shogi Ideal,
Shogi Completo,
Shogi Traditional,
Shogi Mundial,
Shogi Que Rico,
Shogi Como No?,
Shogi Masa y Nestor
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Néstor commented “Huh! All sound terrible in spanish 😀" &br;
I personally liked “shogi con Leche” very much... We finally chose “perfecto,” a very straight name for the product and does sound natural in Spanish.
** Pieces of “iki” (粋) and “zen” (禅) [#aa3fad0d]

The Néstor Chess series will (probably) continue. Look forward to it!
To the promoted pieces of iki, a geometric design commonly represent Spanish-Islamic and Edo design ((See [[ショーギ・ペルフェクト粋の誕生>shogi perfecto/the birth of shogi perfecto]])) is applied. It is just a simple combination of equilateral triangles, but immutable and infinite beauty lies there.

** Néstor & Masa [#d447f252]
[[&ref(Game Designers/nestor.jpg,nolink,55%,Néstor Romeral Andrés);>Game Designers#edbb2913]]
[[&ref(Game Designers/nakajima.png,nolink,20%,Masa-hiro Nakajima);>Game Designers#g7efdd15]]
For the promoted little pieces of zen, we designed a beautiful pattern using the shape of Gold general. It looks like ”fleur-de-lis,” very popular armorial bearing with lilies. To big pieces, a splashed patterns with “※”, that are often used for Japanese kimono fabrics, are applied, to show the moves of the pieces.

// * FAQ
// - いくら?
// - どこでかえるの?
// - ツッコミどころ満載なのに、なぜperfecto?
See below the pieces of “iki” and “zen”: You can see how different they are in sizes, shapes and patterns. 

* Note [#e6efa1f2]
Copyright © Masahiro Nakajima 2016, www.nakajim.net 2016, All rights reserved.
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|>|''粋(iki)''|>|''禅(zen)''|&nbsp;|h
|''Original''|''Promoted''|''Original''|''Promoted''|''qty''|h
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_01.png,nolink,歩);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_01.png,nolink,と);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_01.png,nolink,歩);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_01.png,nolink,と);|18+1|
|Pawn|Promoted Pawn|Pawn|Promoted Pawn|w/Amari-Fu|
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_02.png,nolink,香);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_02.png,nolink,成香);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_02.png,nolink,香);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_02.png,nolink,成香);|4|
|Lance|Promoted Lance|Lance|Promoted Lance||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_03.png,nolink,桂);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_03.png,nolink,成桂);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_03.png,nolink,桂);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_03.png,nolink,成桂);|4|
|Knight|Promoted Knight|Knight|Promoted Knight||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_04.png,nolink,銀);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_04.png,nolink,成銀);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_04.png,nolink,銀);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_04.png,nolink,成銀);|4|
|Silver|Promoted Silver|Silver|Promoted Silver||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_05.png,nolink,金);|&nbsp;|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_05.png,nolink,金);|&nbsp;|4|
|Gold|&nbsp;|Gold|&nbsp;||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_06.png,nolink,角);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_06.png,nolink,龍馬);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_06.png,nolink,角);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_06.png,nolink,龍馬);|2|
|Bishop|Promoted Bishop|Bishop|Promoted Bishop||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_07.png,nolink,飛);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_ura_07.png,nolink,龍王);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_07.png,nolink,飛);|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_ura_07.png,nolink,龍王);|2|
|Rook|Promoted Rook|Rook|Promoted Rook||
|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_iki_omote_08.png,nolink,玉);|&nbsp;&br;Promoted face is &br;initials of&br;Néstor and Masa|&nbsp;&br;&ref(shogi perfecto/perfecto_zen_omote_08.png,nolink,玉);|&nbsp;&br;Promoted face is &br;initials of&br;Néstor and MasaA |1+1|
|King|&nbsp;|King|&nbsp;||

:Special Thanks|Tchié Tokoro, José Manuel Astilleros García-Monge
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* More about shogi perfecto [#nf5e9ebf]

- [[The birth of shogi perfecto>shogi perfecto (English)/the birth of shogi perfecto (English)]]
- shogi perfecto in SHOGI BAR (English): [[shogi perfecto in SHOGI BAR (English)>shogi perfecto (English)/shogi perfecto in SHOGI BAR (English)]]

* SEE ALSO [#kead725d]
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- [[nestorgames>http://nestorgames.com/]]
- [[Game Market 2016秋>http://gamemarket.jp]]
-- [[ゲームマーケット公式ブログの博物館のページ>http://gamemarket.jp/booth/gm1530/]]

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