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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-10-02
Dai ShogiThis item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2003-10-02
. Shogi variant on 15 by 15 board. (Link.).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-04-13 UTC
cant read much on this page... but the pics of the set are gorgeous! http://www10.ocn.ne.jp/~cha/kotenyugi/dai_syougi/dai_syogi.htm

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It was last modified on: 2003-06-15
 Author: Isao  Umebayashi and Larry L. Smith. Taikyoku Shogi. Taikyoku Shogi. Extremely large shogi variant. (36x36, Cells: 1296) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-04-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hey, Bob!!! can you provide a link for your printer tested pieces???? that'd make my day! I'd just like to say... I cant wait to play this game once it's more canonized! Anyone who doesn't like large board shogi variants is afraid of commitment! ;)

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It was last modified on: 2003-07-23
 Author: David  Howe and Edward  Strickland. Taikyoku Photographs. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-04-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I would!!! What a great game! Large board war games are fantastic! Taikyoku seems to have some range jumpers like in Tenjiku, so the game could come to a sudden end, as well... I just wouldnt want to put the board together every time I wanted to play... that'd take a couple hours...

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-15
 Author: Antoine  Fourrière. Chess/Xianqi/Shogi Tournament #1. Enter the First Chess/Xiangqi/Shogi Game Courier Tournament![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-02-20 UTC
I'm all set! This is great! I haven't been in a tourney for some time... GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Sean Humby wrote on 2006-02-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
woohoo! I'm in!

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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: John William Brown. Hand Shogi. Modern shogi variant with many pieces to drop. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-01-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I must say, this is by far one of the best shogi variants conceived in recent years. The game's flow is beautiful, the pieces balanced, and the concept original. I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes shogi or just fun games in general. I have to comment that the game is not as short as the author would describe. Games seemed to last about 60 moves or so (about the length of a short Shogi game). The chase for mate at the end was more exciting than even normal shogi as the pieces need to be in better harmony as they are generally not as strong. If you haven't tried this, do it! Brilliant game!

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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Stephen  Leary. Chinese Chess variant for 7 players. Missing description (19x19, Cells: 361) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2006-01-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Question: I make the assumption that the cavalry cannot leap intervening pieces as Xiangqi horses cannot either. The archers and crossbows can move exactly 4 or 5 moves in any direction... but is that a jump? It seems like it should be... HELP!

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It was last modified on: 2009-03-23
 Author: David  Howe and   Various. Inventor: Jìndé  Zhèng. The Game of Three Friends. A variant on Chinese Chess for three players. (Cells: 135) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2005-08-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have to say after playing this game, I've gotten a great appreciation for it. This is the best balanced 3 player chess variant I've ever played. (And I've tried a few... mostly garbage...) Please note that as in regular 2player Xiangqi the Generals may 'throw their spears'. Now, when they are in the middle position they are actually able to check both other generals at once! The middle ground is prime real estate and generally quite difficult to hold for any prolonged time. The only really difficult task is creating the board itself. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to make a regular hexagon from scratch. ;D I HIGHLY recommend this game.

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It was last modified on: 2005-07-03
 By Sean  Humby. Hishigata Shogi. Variation of Maka-Dai-Dai Shogi (ultra large Shogi). (19x19, Cells: 361) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2005-08-02 UTC
That sounds like an interesting idea... however the intent of this variant was to appeal to those who'd like to see the fun of Maka Dai Dai without playing a single game for a week. Hishigata lasts only a little longer than a game of ortho Shogi, which is far more appealing to me. Now, a game this size really shouldn't have drops... you'd never stop playing. Additionally, the outside of the battlefield is sparsely defended, which makes for a game where the large peices can really open up. With dropping all the remaing peices it would be a bit too crowded and the game would quickly lose it's flavor. I don't mean to simply argue with you, but this game had three intents: shorter length, open space and violent conflict. But thank you for the feedback.

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It was last modified on: 2004-07-02
 Author: Robert J. Mate Jr.. Homemade Tori Shogi Set. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2005-07-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This set is beautiful. I make homemade sets also, but none have been as nice as this one. Great job!

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