I know you changed the game for this topic, but I just noticed this.
Above are my attempts at Kanji playing pieces using the abbreviations listed on Wikipedia:
王, 飛, 角, 金, 銀, 桂, 香, 歩,
竜, 馬, 全, 圭, 杏, と
The 金 and 銀 are hard to read. And the 桂/圭is flat out wrong (it should be two 土 stacked on top of each-other and it's clearly not). The bottom of the 杏 should be 口. There is no line sticking out of the top of the 王 in 全. The other ones are good, though.