I also played a round of Tongiaki at Box, and this game is very entertaining.  You have to give up a little bit of your sense of control, as other people can move your pieces around the board and send them to their doom.  I took over a small corner of the board for myself and it worked really well until right at the end when people un-king-made me.  I still got 3rd with the concerted attacks, but that isn’t nearly as nice as winning.  It is still a hugely entertaining game when it chains into ridiculous place.

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