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Are there commercial boards for sale anywhere??
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Technically yes: I have a (commercially sold) cloth shogi board, so I just fold it so the center 5x5 squares are visible.
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here is a board, not sure what pieces will fit thought.

http://shop.nekomado.com/products/detail.php?product_id=59
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At Nekomado's shogi booth at Essen, I just bought a solid (non-folding) wooden board with standard 9x9 on one side and mini 5x5 on the other.
 
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russ wrote:
At Nekomado's shogi booth at Essen, I just bought a solid (non-folding) wooden board with standard 9x9 on one side and mini 5x5 on the other.


Is this the one?
http://hajimete-shogi.blogspot.jp/2012/08/blog-post_8.html

I really like how this set has both the 9x9 and 5x5 surface and the pieces have both the kanji and movement symbols.

It's strange to see so many people playing mini shogi in Japan. When I had my 5x5 board custom made by a shogi craftsman he said he'd never heard of anyone using a 5x5 board.
 
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mermuse wrote:
russ wrote:
At Nekomado's shogi booth at Essen, I just bought a solid (non-folding) wooden board with standard 9x9 on one side and mini 5x5 on the other.


Is this the one?
http://hajimete-shogi.blogspot.jp/2012/08/blog-post_8.html

Interesting, no; I'd not seen that board before. It appears to have a wooden frame of a different type/color of wood around the outside edges.

The one I saw (and bought) at Essen was a single flat piece of wood. It was sold separately, without pieces. But I don't see it at the Nekomado website. Maybe it is a new product not yet added to their website, or something they just happened to have at Essen but don't normally carry...?
 
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russ wrote:
At Nekomado's shogi booth at Essen, I just bought a solid (non-folding) wooden board with standard 9x9 on one side and mini 5x5 on the other.

I stand corrected - the board I bought in Essen has 5x6 rather than 5x5, which we found to our surprise when we went to play game on it yesterday. So we tried Mini Shogi with an extra row just to see how it works...

This 5x6 board is strange, since I don't know of any 5x6 Shogi variants!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogi_variant doesn't list any...

Does anyone know why there would be a 5x6 board on the back of a 9x9 Shogi board?
 
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Sho-chan shogi is played on a 5x6 board but its not a very common variant. My best guess is that the 5x6 side is meant for doing tsume puzzles...
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