[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment 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 UTCThat 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.