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Gungi (軍議 Gungi, lit. meaning "war council") is a fictional board game in Hunter × Hunter.
Gungi was invented in Republic of East Gorteau, where almost every citizen knows how to play it. For the last 15 years, there have been international Gungi tournaments, in which East Gorteau has won every year. Komugi is the third champion representing East Gorteau, having won tournaments for five consecutive years.
Gungi is played on a 9x9 board. At the beginning of the game, players can choose how their pieces will be arranged on their side of the board. Additionally, pieces can be stacked on top of each other, adding a third dimension to the game. Up to three additional pieces can be stacked on top of a piece, for up to 4 pieces in a single column. The objective is to get the king into checkmate.
The pieces are:
- Marshal (General) (帥)
- Knight (馬)
- Spy (忍)
- Archer (Musketeer) (弓)
- Pawn (兵)
- Cannon (砲)
- Fortress (砦)
- Counsel (謀)
- Samurai (Lieutenant General) (侍)