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It was last modified on: 2008-11-25
 By Graeme C Neatham. Atlantean Coffee House Shatranj. Grand Hexagonal Shatranj - the short-range project goes six-sided. (13x13, Cells: 127) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2009-05-25 UTC
This game is not what I was expecting which was an analogue to Atlantean Barroom for the Hexagonal board (as explained in the notes, an alternate term name is Grand Hexagonal Shatranj because it is more like Grand Shatranj). It is more conservative, like the Atlanteans who play it. The Tusker appears unique to this game and its movement is not particularly well represented by the 'z' which I associate with the Barroom pieces. It is most similar to the Bent Shaman from Lemurian Shatranj, but more restricted. The purist in me wants to see this elephant represented by a different alfaerie piece, perhaps a new one, not the one with the letter 'z' appended to it. Not terribly necessary but might help.