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02-20/22:41 Draganov: @Hagbard, could you unlock Alea Berserk 17x17 (Martens). Last year I played 8 games in it (winning all of them). So, I think it is a great variant which might be well-balanced. I want to test it again. It will be good if we have a tournament in it and see how other players will play against each other. I hope to test it against some strong players like Dimetr, Jilles and Potapych too.

02-18/21:19 Hagbard: ok

02-18/20:29 Draganov: I am also preparing an article about the ancient game called 'Five lines' or 'Pente Grammai' as it was known in the past. I think it might be the bridge between Hnefatafl and race games like Daldos

02-18/20:24 Draganov: Yes, it is ok to link my pictures. I will send you some more photos of me. I have photos with OdinHimself and with my son in front of the Hnefatafl board that OdinHimself gave me as a gift when I won the world championship in 2021.

02-18/18:39 Hagbard: No, I suppose he takes some pauses sometimes, it's normal.
You have a picture on your chess page, is it ok to link to it from the world champions list?

02-18/17:48 Draganov: I also would like to welcome the new players from South Africa who joined the site. It will be good if you introduce yourselves in the chat.

02-18/17:46 Draganov: @Hagbard, do you know what happened with Alex Hnefatafl? He disappeared and timed out all of his games? I hope he is all right.

02-18/11:39 Hagbard: New in gallery:
Photo series from the board game day yesterday.
The Welsh Tawlbwrdd-w 11x11 was used.

02-11/19:46 Dimetr: Igor plays Tafl well, I think he will quickly gain experience and play at a high level. I'm afraid of him!
Let's wish him good luck!

02-10/14:36 Hagbard: Certainly. Dimetr was at the Larix festival the whole weekend, and "Ingvar" was there, too. Alias Igor Sviridov, winner of Larix 2022 and #2 this weekend.
Like UK had an annual national Hnefatafl tournament for many years, the Larix festival is in effect a Russian annual national Hnefatafl tournament.

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Alexander Steiger Dis' game set up in the Royal Hall in Lejre, Denmark. (Click on the image)

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Train your brain like a viking. Science Days in Norway Sep. 27th 2020. (Click on the image!)

Hnefatafl is also known by the names Nefatavl, The King's Table, The Viking Game, Viking Chess, Tablut or simply Tafl.
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The origin of the Viking board game Hnefatafl and the Berserk rules.
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(Havámál på dansk).

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Many thanks to Tim Millar ("crust"), Adam Bartley ("Adam"), John C. Ashton, Nicolas Cartier, Jonas Lööf ("conanlibrarian"), Olli Salmi, Damian Walker ("cyningstan"), Rasmus Holbroe, Thore Nissen, Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Corey Hart ("Brench"), Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Dmitry Pashkov, Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), David Zolli ("branan"), Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Alessandro Arzani ("Abbas Agraphicus") and all players who contributed to this site and to the photo gallery. And not least the more than 600 players the world over who played here 50,000 real tafl games humans against humans and created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.

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