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by Hagbard
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 23784

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Small adjustment of Copenhagen rule 10. I suggest that the 50 moves limit in Copenhagen rule 10 be changed into 100 moves. Sometimes at the annual Hnefatafl Championship Tournament, a player explores the edges of some or other rule. It happened this year when "epm180" as white against "xerxes" clev...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 32
Views: 9260

Re: General rules

"Dead squares". In some variants it is possible to place a piece on a square, where it cannot be captured; a "dead square". Somehow this feels not right. Enemies can be packed all around the piece and it is still not captured, just stuck on its sqare and immobile. http://aagenielsen.dk/kongepaakant...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 36
Views: 7476

Re: Gaming activity

This is a very interesting statistic. I would prefer this method of tiebreaker (opponents playing two additional games), opposed to tiebreakers like game length or pieces captured. ... If players split games in two consecutive rounds (the round robin round and the addition tiebreaker round, no prev...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 68
Views: 12412

Re: Championship

Splitting the triathlon. The triathlon tournament 2015 took 148 dage = about 5 months to finish. I would propose to split the planned triathlon into separate tournaments: Right now we have the Berserk tournament. Winner is Tafl Berserker 2018. After that I'd propose a Sea Battle Tafl 11x11 tourname...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017

At the colloquium Dr. Jorge Nuno Silva, Portugal, gave an interesting lecture, and he cited from a book of his, how to tell if an abstract game is a good game. The authors of the book are: Dr. João Pedro Neto. B.Sc. in Computer Science; M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning); Ph.D. in N...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 36
Views: 7476

Re: Gaming activity

Corey Hart ("Brench") says in an educational video (time 6.00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cr2fZXKoW8 That's not as balanced as chess. But real game balance is very diffucult in an asymmetric game, and given that the asymmetry is part of the charm of this particular game ... that kind of game ...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 36
Views: 7476

Re: Gaming activity

Probability of tie in a match of two tafl games as consequence of game balance. Game balance 1.00 (perfect) means probability of white win: 50% black win: 50% The match is a tie if both players win as black or if they both win as white. Probability for this to happen is 50% * 50% + 50% * 50% = 50.0...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 36
Views: 7476

Re: Gaming activity

Probability of tie in a match of two games of Copenhagen Hnefatafl, when the players are equally strong. Copenhagen game balance +1.50 means probability of white win: 60% black win: 40% The match is a tie if both players win as black or if they both win as white. Probability for this to happen is 6...
by Hagbard
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 68
Views: 12412

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2017: As usual my bid will look much like last year. What worked well. 2.5 months of signing in before the tournament (July, August and half September) with an Are-You-Sure. That everybody can join. We had several new names again, who ...
by Hagbard
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Ukraine
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Tafl in Ukraine

November 12th 2017 the ancient games club 'Gral'nyj Majdan' in Kiev, Ukraine, had their first meeting. Photo series from the evening: https://www.facebook.com/events/135395350451158/permalink/136384050352288/ Vogneslav Zmijovich and Valentin Kolontay kindly informed me about which rules were used: T...