A shogi board widget for Flutter. This widget can be used to render static game board positions, tsume problems or shogi castles.

Shogi (将棋) is a two-player strategy board game native to Japan, belonging to the same family as chess and xiangqi.

Getting Started

Import the package

To import this package, simply add flutter_shogi_board as a dependency in pubspec.yaml

    sdk: flutter

Note that this package requires dart >= 2.3.0.


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:flutter_shogi_board/flutter_shogi_board.dart';
import 'package:shogi/shogi.dart';

void main() {
      home: Scaffold(
        body: Padding(
          padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
          child: Center(
            child: ShogiBoard(
              boardPieces: ShogiUtils.initialBoard,

For more information, see the Flutter app in the example directory.

Game Board Parameters

The widget is designed to be used in portrait mode, and fills the board size to match it's parents width. The board pieces are rendered as text.

boardPiecesA List<BoardPiece> to render on the shogi game board.
pieceColorOptional. The standard piece color, defaults to black.
promotedPieceColorOptional. The promoted piece color, defaults to red.
cellColorOptional. The board cell background color, defaults to transparent.
borderColorOptional. The board cell background color, defaults to gray.
usesJapaneseOptional. Whether japanese characters or english letters are displayed, defaults to true.

Importing a Game Board

As the game board is presently static, a board position can be notated by {PieceType}-{Row}{Column}, i.e. K-59. Note that 11 is the top left board cell as per japanese notation.

final yagura = ['L-99', 'N-89', 'K-88', 'G-78', 'P-97', 'P-87', 'S-77', 'G-67', 'P-76', 'P-66', 'P-56'];

final boardPieces = ShogiUtils.stringArrayToBoardPiecesArray(yagura);

If sente or gote aren't specified, then sente is chosen by default. To import pieces for both players, use the notation {Player}:{PieceType}-{Row}{Column}.

final tsume1 = ['G:K-51', 'G:S-61', 'G:S-41', 'S:+P-53', 'S:+B-25'];

Future Plans

This package grew out of my desired to visualize shogi castles in Flutter, and with no game board widget or even a shogi engine available, I decided to roll my own. The package shogi contains the initial business logic from this package and will be simultaneously developed upon.

For the future I would like to utilize this widget not just for displaying static game boards, but also for tsume problems, thus user interaction may be considered.

Moreover, presently the numbers 1-9 and 一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九 are not displayed to mark cell positions, this is something that could be offered as an optional boolean defaulting to true.

Raising Issues and Contributing

Please report bugs and issues, and raise feature requests on GitHub.

To contribute, submit a PR with a detailed description and tests, if applicable.