South Bay Shogi Club


Welcome to South Bay Shogi!


A note about COVID-19

We have still not yet resumed in-person meetings. We are hoping to resume some limited in-person activities soon for vaccinated individuals. Updates will be posted here as they are available.

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!



We are a friendly community of shogi players based in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we met every Monday from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Game Kastle in Mountain View. Unfortunately, that Game Kastle location ceased operations. We do not currently have a venue lined up for club meetings, but as soon as we resume meeting in person, we will update it here.

Shogi (将棋), or the Game of Generals, is a chess variant native to Japan. While they share similarities, shogi has a particularly uncommon mechanic where players may use captured pieces as their own. This allows for games that evolve, with more dynamic and flexible strategies than other chess variants.

We welcome players of all skill levels from novice to expert, including people who have never played and want to learn! Join us and make new friends, improve your game, and help us expand our community!

We’re more than just a game club, though - we occasionally meet at restaurants after our Monday sessions or on weekends for social parties. We hope you will join us soon!

とりあえず見学をするだけでもいいので一度将棋サークルに立ち寄ってみてください。

将棋は難しいという印象を持っている方は多くいると思います。しかしそんなことはありません!

新しいことに挑戦したい人はぜひ将棋サークルに訪れてみてください。初心者の方も大歓迎です。一緒に将棋をしながら充実した時間を過ごしましょう

Chat with us on Discord!