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Subject: Using pieces to play other Gipf games rss

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Alexander Law
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I just received my copy of Yinsh from Amazon.de, it was so much cheaper than the eBay and US domestic Amazon listings, so I am very happy paying ~35 USD for it.

Anyways, my question/idea is regarding "cross-compatibility" of various GIPF series games. It seems that the Yinsh pieces could easily be used to play GIPF. Additionally, perhaps other GIPF series games may likewise be able to used to play others in the series.

Have any of you guys done so? If so, which GIPF game did you use to play what other GIPF game? Additionally, have you noticed any quality differences between the Huch & Friends edition vs. the Rio Grande Games edition, and which did you prefer and why?
 
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Dave Dyer
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All the boards and pieces are subtly different. Of course you can ignore the aesthetics and improvise a board and pieces someway.
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Russ Williams
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Besides the board shapes being different, there is also the issue that YINSH pieces in particular would not stack well, which would be an obvious problem for trying to play DVONN (which also needs 3 red pieces) and TZAAR (which also needs several types of each player's color) with them. And ZERTZ needs 3 colors of pieces (the balls that are stacked onto rings). Of course PUNCT would be very challenging to play with YINSH pieces.

So no, I don't think it's very practical to play the other GIPF series games with YINSH pieces. (But you could indeed play GIPF itself, if you really wanted to.)
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Alexander Law
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Sorry, I did not literally mean using one Gipf Series game to play all others, but rather, 'consolidating' the number of games used. For example, I think I have heard of some people using Tzaar to play Dvonn
 
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