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by Mark
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Early Tafl Games
Replies: 3
Views: 8386

Re: Early Tafl Games

Perhaps the most important question to ask is, "How connected were the people of Northern Europe to the Old World culture-stream?" Clearly they were cut off from most of China, Sub Saharan Africa, and the New World. But did trade, migration, conquest, and general communication from one region to ano...
by Mark
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Move First, Kill First
Replies: 2
Views: 7798

Re: Move First, Kill First

Well, I have two responses to this. So, the first response is that if I were concerned about complexity to the exclusion of everything else, I wouldn't play Tafl games. I'd play Go, and forget about how pieces appear out of nowhere. Hell, I'd play Chess, and not care about how the knights bound acro...
by Mark
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Early Tafl Games
Replies: 3
Views: 8386

Early Tafl Games

Wikipedia claims the Tafl games likely descended from Ludus latrunculorum , but no source is given, and the rules for Ludus seem rather different. Can anyone offer some insight about possible precursors to Tafl? And, are there any opinions about what the earliest Tafl game might have looked like? I ...
by Mark
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Move First, Kill First
Replies: 2
Views: 7798

Move First, Kill First

So reading through the Internet, it's been a surprise to realize that no one else seems to be using the Move first, kill first convention that I've used for decades. Is that really the case? Or, has someone else played like this? To clarify, under Move first, kill first , after any piece moves: any ...
by Mark
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Member introductions
Replies: 27
Views: 80336

Re: Member introductions

Hello! I'm a 44 year old American who plays Tafl games with his kids. Looks like I'm pretty late to the party, but I've enjoyed following through the discussions here. My favorite Tafl variant is: 11x11 board Defenders arranged in a cross King moves and fights as any other piece Escape to edge No th...