|Project by LeroyTheLips||posted 04-01-2012 10:19 AM||2543 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a Shogi game I made for my son. It is a Japanese game similar to chess. Most pieces have another side that is painted red. I made two sets: one is the standard Kanji characters and the other is a Universal/English set. The Universal set shows movement and direction of pieces along with their rank. Each rank has a different size (i.e. thickness, width, height). The pieces are made from hard Canadian Maple. I used slats from used crib parts. Some are planed down to 3/16”. I woodburned/carved the characters into the pieces. The foldable case is oak plywood and solid white oak with routed lines. The pieces are held in compression-type containers: Japanese on one side and Universal on the other. There is no distinction between opponents only the direction of the piece shows whose piece is whose. This was a very difficult game to make and took me more time than I thought. I was making this at the same time I was making a Rummikub game. Both games took 2-3 months of tedious work – but I loved doing it and the gift was a hit.