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by Hagbard
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 7
Views: 12073

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

September 2021 we had another go at testing Skalk Hnefatafl 9x9 (Expomedia) , this time with the defenders (white) to begin. The king is captured from 2 sides and has to make it to a corner. Next to a corner the king can be captured against the corner by one enemy piece. We earlier found the game ba...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk
Replies: 210
Views: 102725

Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Thank you for the new Berserk 11x11 pieces, they're added!
by Hagbard
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 55
Views: 79438

Re: Saami Tablut

Draganov mentioned in the small forum some doubt of the game balance of Saami Tablut 9x9, in that black should be in favour, and a very strong player always would win as black. The top five Tablut players are 2018 Casshern (168) 1770 Ded fomich (420) 1687 Alex hnefatafl (177) 1667 Draganov (39) 1649...
by Hagbard
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sahkku, Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Sahkku, Rules

Would it be possible for the rules of Sahkku to appear somewhere on the web site, rather than just giving us a link to the Wikipedia page? The Wikipedia page gives too much information for a newcomer to get a quick understanding of the game. Also are you aware that the Norwegian links to the rules ...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 100
Views: 96913

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

A combination of Round Robin tourn., Swiss tourn. (Monrad system) and balanced Double Elimination tourn. was tested using Fetlar and Tawlbwrdd and worked. 1. All players were ordered by their separate rating for the variant used. 2. First round, all players have a match against their nearest neighbo...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 100
Views: 96913

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

World Champ. tourn. of Copenhagen Hnefatafl last year had 26 participants. Had a Double Elimination (Swiss style) been used, the tourn. could've run along these lines: Round 1 and round 2 can run simultaneously. Round 1 Distance -1 1 Bye 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh3
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Brandubh3

unhandyandy wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:39 pm
Is this because Brandubh3 includes an exception for squares adjacent the throne? Or is this a bug?
Brandubh3 has a normal throne, i.e. king captured by 4 on it and by 3 next to it.
The exceptions here are that noone can cross the throne and the king cannot return.
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 100
Views: 96913

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

The Swiss tournament system works like the Double Elimination, only without the elimination. A principle in the Swiss system (Monrad) is that players all the time as far as possible play against their equals. If one takes the Swiss principles and adds the double elimination, then an example of 8 pla...
by Hagbard
Sat May 29, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 100
Views: 96913

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Perhaps a format test could be run of:

Welsh Tawlbwrdd Double-Elimination ?

Short timing as it is a test run.
by Hagbard
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 44
Views: 49096

Re: Gaming activity

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest year? Updated Sep. 5th 2021. Board sizes. 7x7 458 games 9x9 854 11x11 3347 13x13 121 15x15 136 Other 1316 Game types: Weak king 2473 games Strong king 2262 Unarmed king (Sea battle) 181 Other games 1316 (Total 6232)...