Click here for small version of the map.
51 territories, 6 bonus 'continents' (colors). If you played Chinese Checkers as a kid, you'll remember that each player started in a colored triangle and moved across the neutral area of the board to take over the triangle across from the you. (note: original suggestion was to start all white territories as neutral) To reflect that, I'm toying with the idea of giving a significant bonus if you can run a contiguous string of territories through the center of the map, connecting two opposing colors.
Let me know what you think about playability, graphics, how easy it is to read, etc. I'm thinking the triangles should be worth more than three - three armies is nothing on a board with so many territories to begin with.
The board is my own creation. The images I pulled from http://www.orientgallery.org
- I'd still like to come up with my own graphics, so if these aren't public domain I'll replace them.