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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-08-16
 Author: Alan Burt Akers. Inventor: Kenneth  Bulmer. Jikaida. A large variant, taken from A Sword for Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer. (12x18, Cells: 361) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
kai wrote on 2004-01-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
i remember reading the science fiction book, in which this game was played (and in an appendix, explained). i was so excited, i created the board (in yellow and blue) and the pieces and started playing with anyone i could find (willing to learn). most often we laid out the board atop a picnic table (outside) and up to 6 people would play. this was c. 1980 mind you. i think (now) some of the most exciting aspects of this game were: the ability to move GROUPS of pieces in one turn, the fact that the board was divided into 'regions', the 'vaulting' and the ability of the one piece to capture its own pieces. also being able to change direction at the 'borders' between 'regions' gave the game a new, weird, but fun feeling. i just now stumbled on this by accident, but i am excited again - if i have time, i just might go and make me a board and pieces again...