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Subject: Anyone know where I can get a physical set? rss

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I've been playing a lot of Amazons online lately, and would like to obtain a physical set. No way I'm paying $hundreds$ at Kadon; anyone know where else I can get a decent (e.g. looks nice, less than $50 shipped) set?
 
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I suggest using a Go board. Use the Go stones as the "arrows" and chess pawns as the "Queens". That should work perfectly.
 
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Yeah, but I want a nice-looking "official" set that is just for Amazons.
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Start here:

http://www.amazon.com/French-Checker-Glossy-Finish-Squares/d...

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Add two sets of chess pieces w/ extra queens from here:

http://www.chesshouse.com/3_3_4_Basic_Club_Chess_Pieces_p/e1...

Pretty cheap if you ask me. About as official as you'll find seeing as they don't actually make an Amazons set.
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markgravitygood wrote:
About as official as you'll find seeing as they don't actually make an Amazons set.

Which "they"? According to the info here, Ediciones de Mente and
Kadon (whoever they are) both published Amazons.
 
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russ wrote:
markgravitygood wrote:
About as official as you'll find seeing as they don't actually make an Amazons set.

Which "they"? According to the info here, Ediciones de Mente and
Kadon (whoever they are) both published Amazons.


1) I don't speak spanish (some would say English, either!) so that first manufacturer was of little help. I looked around and could not find an "Amazons" set there. Maybe you can.

2) Kadon has a rinky-dink paper board set for cheap money. Might as well print out a 10x10 grid and use tiddlywinks cuz that's what they seem to be doing. I did not see the '$hundreds$ kadon' set the OP mentioned, but regardless, he is not interested in that.

No, if I'm going to invest in a game, and keep it under $50, and have a reasonable Amazons set, the French Checkerboard and the double-queens set x2 is the way to go for my money.

Good Luck!
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The Kadon set I was referring to was actually a set for another game on a 10x10 grid that has enough components to also play Amazons. (and is advertised as such on their site - but I don't remember the name of that other game just now...

Regarding the paper board with tiddly-winks; yeah, I'd just make my own

Thanks for the link to the french checkerboard; didn't know about them.

-cannoneer
 
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There is now an official Amazons board game made by Nestor Games.

http://nestorgames.com/#amazons_detail
 
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