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by Adam
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Marseille rules

5. No corner escape Apologies for this long post, but this is important for this website: I am very fond of corner hnefatafl, and while I don't agree with Warders strategic reasons for disliking the variation (primarily as hnefetaflman comments on our youtube clips, and in his own videos promoting ...
by Adam
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Origin of the Rachunek tafl game

Good points. Would you agree the throne rule is just ancillary then and not needed? Not sure what the purpose is. Now I think the rules would be better without it in my opinion. It would certainly do away with the 3 man king capture. That only exists because if it didn't, the king could just stand ...
by Adam
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Marseille rules

Click on the link, then click on the image of page 78 and 79 (it is two images from the top right of the screen). Again, these are images of the actual pages in the book. The complete rules for Tablut are on these two pages (78 and 79). Thanks for the link, as it was an apparently random selection ...
by Adam
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Quiz question

I quite agree. As han solo once quipped, boring conversation anyway. I think you and I play board games for very different reasons which are entirely personal, (I often like the games that go on forever) and I thought that difference was fascinating and worth looking at. But I suppose the upshot of ...
by Adam
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Marseille rules

I hate to sound like a stuck record, but does this version or does this version not forbid white to force a draw by perpetual checking?
by Adam
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

Why is play to the edge with the king captured on 4 sides described as "easy"? I've got a feeling that the play to edge version mentioned here may not have exactly the same rules as your version Warder. I believe the differences being throne return and king capture participation (allowed in this ve...
by Adam
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 3
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

[This other move is cunning, and unexpected. Ha, very cunning indeed! I figured it out right away after you indicated it was lateral thinking. You can take advantage of putting the king in check to force him to move thus: black b2 h2 white k3 k2x black j6 j2 - king must move, and wherever he goes, ...
by Adam
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 3
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

My move is G4 to I4, as you need a piece on the third file to block I6. This plays out with black being able to defend both lower corners, though it seems easy enough for white to force a draw shimmying back and forth forcing black to defend open corners. Can't see how you'd prevent that. As for the...
by Adam
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20833

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

there is the potential in a tournament for white to refuse to enter into battle at all with the pictured monstrosity I like to call 'The Skulking King'. Crust and I have done a small draw fort test where white only tries to build a fort, while black attempts to prevent it. Initial results suggest i...
by Adam
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8201

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

WTF. Genius. Laughed Out Loud. While were at it, can we decide how to spell hnefatafl/hnefetafl? For what its worth, the most convincing argument I've heard for the nordic origin of the name is neve (fist) tavle (board) - interestingly table is 'bord' in modern norwegian while board is 'tavle' - go ...