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It was last modified on: 2003-05-10
 Author: John  Lawson. Tai Shogi pictures. Photos of a commercially available Tai Shogi set.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Lawson wrote on 2019-10-13 UTC

I still have an old price list, and George Hodges did not make a Taikyoku Shogi set.

H. G. Muller wrote on 2019-06-19 UTC

George sadly passed away many years ago, but his widow Angela Hodges is still selling the stuff at that e-mail address. Not sure if they also did Taikyoku Shogi, though.

What, in your opinion, makes it fun to play Tai Shogi? I have never actually played it, but it has always struck me as an extremely tedious variant. it has a royal that is so powerful there is really no hope to catch it short of completely exterminating its army first. And that contains hundreds of pieces. You can ask for a price list.

Emily Taylor wrote on 2019-06-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Very good stuff. I have seen one of these before in person while in Japan and was amazed. Beautiful and fun to play variant. I really like the Taikyoku shogi. I wonder if that george guy makes those too, or even makes these still. 

John Lawson wrote on 2003-05-12 UTC
The board is wider than my arms are long, so the tongs helped me position pieces across the board without standing and leaning. It took hours. When I've done this in the past, it took about two hours of steady work, but this time I interrupted the job several times for other household chores. Thankfully, the cats took no interest. Bifocals were the worst impediment.

Ben Good wrote on 2003-05-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
nice pics. how long did that take to set up? and what's that in your hand, tongs? use them to adjust pieces?

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