I havent tried other chess games before aside from the western chess. Whenever I read them (shogi if Im correct and the one played by the Ant king) in mangas like in Naruto or Hunter X Hunter they seem to look more exciting and fun. Maybe someday I'll get to play them. And sucked at it like how I sucked in western chess heheh.
The old pals really looked liked their having fun. It must be really cool to have a best friend till the old age. (I thought all will just grow dirty ahaha).
Shogi is Japanese chess, while Chinese chess is called xiangqi.
Though I only know xiangqi, I've read that shogi is more complicated than xiangqi where they have the upgrading system (I think western chess have that too, correct?).
Yeah that would be awesome, up to now I only have 1 or 2 childhood friends whom I still keep in touch.