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Larry Wheeler wrote on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 05:14 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
This is the kind of game that I would want to spend weeks or months playing (a single game, with many adjournments; obviously requiring a lot of commitment from both players). It would be more practical to play with pieces that didn't require any memorization. Perhaps I'll eventually design such a set (and print them in 3D).

playshogi wrote on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 05:13 AM UTC:Poor ★
It is too big.

RJ wrote on Fri, Jul 27, 2007 03:48 AM UTC:
If someone could help me figure out how to order this thing in japanese that would be great.

Sean Humby wrote on Tue, Apr 4, 2006 08:58 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I would!!! What a great game! Large board war games are fantastic! Taikyoku seems to have some range jumpers like in Tenjiku, so the game could come to a sudden end, as well... I just wouldnt want to put the board together every time I wanted to play... that'd take a couple hours...

RJ wrote on Mon, May 17, 2004 08:06 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
That is huge! Great pics. I tried the link, but since I don't understand Japanese, all I could get from it is that it looks like it's some 400$ for this set. It does seem fair considering the quantity, but who's going to play this, honestly?

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Fri, Jul 25, 2003 07:30 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
When I wrote my book (in French) 'Guide des échecs exotiques et insolites' in 1999, I gave the rules of Tai Shogi (do you know other games book that gives those rules?), I mentioned Taikyoku Shogi as an unbelievable tale. And here it is!

Edmund Hillary wrote on Fri, Jul 25, 2003 01:21 AM UTC:
Because it is there!

Jared McComb wrote on Thu, Jul 24, 2003 11:34 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
The question that comes immediately to my mind is 'Why bother?  Isn't it
just a little too big to handle?'


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