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Hishigata Shogi. Variation of Maka-Dai-Dai Shogi (ultra large Shogi). (19x19, Cells: 361) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sean Humby wrote on 2005-08-02 UTC
That sounds like an interesting idea... however the intent of this variant
was to appeal to those who'd like to see the fun of Maka Dai Dai without
playing a single game for a week. Hishigata lasts only a little longer
than a game of ortho Shogi, which is far more appealing to me. Now, a game
this size really shouldn't have drops... you'd never stop playing.
Additionally, the outside of the battlefield is sparsely defended, which
makes for a game where the large peices can really open up. With dropping
all the remaing peices it would be a bit too crowded and the game would
quickly lose it's flavor.

I don't mean to simply argue with you, but this game had three intents:
shorter length, open space and violent conflict. But thank you for the