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Jikaida. A large variant, taken from A Sword for Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer. (12x18, Cells: 361) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on Thu, Nov 27, 2008 06:22 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
This is an interesting game. Though different, it reminds me of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jetan.

Anonymous wrote on Fri, Dec 24, 2004 01:46 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★

kai wrote on Tue, Jan 13, 2004 12:12 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
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
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

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...

Anonymous wrote on Sat, May 25, 2002 11:58 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★

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