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by Ded Fomich
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

Thanks a lot for publishing!
by Ded Fomich
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

A review of hnefatafl made by Dmitriy Pashkov for a YouTube channel “THE STATION” devoted to board games, quite big target audience was reached by this video:

https://youtu.be/85t0pj8brZ4
by Ded Fomich
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

Without the throne, the 9x9 game (no forbidden corners, king wins on edge) will probably be less balanced in favour of the attackers, as the throne probably gives the king some protection. But actually we did never test if it is so. Yes, obviously that’s not a good idea, at least with the standard ...
by Ded Fomich
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

Last Saturday (17.02.2018) a Tavlei tournament took place at the same location (the hobby centre “Geek Wars” in Moscow), this event was organised by Dmitriy Pashkov. The used rules set was “Skalk Hnefatafl 9×9 (ExpoMedia) − defender’s capture against the throne even if the king is standing on it + t...
by Ded Fomich
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

I think that they just had no need to travel so far. They probably were reasonably prudent people, so they had no reason to discover new wild and perhaps not mastered territories, they already had a lot of opportunities. They could settle down in the land of big rich cities (in Rus’ or in Byzantium,...
by Ded Fomich
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

How far into Russia did the Vikings penetrate ? The East Slavs were going hand in hand with the Vikings (the Varangians), the cultural penetration was very deep. The Varangian Rurik was invited by several rival tribes (not only Slavs) to stop infighting and put things right. By the way, Rurik, his ...
by Ded Fomich
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

It seems that the name "Obereg" is a modern invention by the author Mihail Zadornov Exactly, the game was named by Zadornov. He was a Russian satirist, comic writer, actor and he also was a supporter of the Slavophilic theory, he was sharp criticized for that by the Russian science community. He pr...
by Ded Fomich
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Tafl in Russia

About the modern Russian Tavlei which you describe. We know and have tested this variant, we used the working title "Skalk Hnefatafl 9x9 (Expomedia)". Like you, we found that the game is playable but rather unbalanced in favour of the attackers. From 158 test games we found that the attackers win 1...