If you are a chess player or a manga/anime fan, perhaps you have heard of shogi, the Japanese form of chess. It has been around for more than a millennium and shares a common ancestor with Western, or European, chess. The most distinctive and dynamic feature of shogi is the ability to bring captured pieces back into the game. A comprehensive handicap system enables players of varying strengths to play games with roughly even chances to win. The New York Shogi Club has players of all levels from beginner to amateur 4-dan. Now you can discover this superb traditional board game in a friendly environment.