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by Hagbard
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13993

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

University of Waterloo, Canada, has a Games Museum and also on the internet a Virtual Museum of Games. Here's the department on Viking Games: [link not working] [link not working] The collection includes a Tablut game donated to the Museum in 1981, made in Denmark "based on a game from Lapland": [l...
by Hagbard
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Hnefatafl in Russia. I did a small investigation on which Hnefatafl rules are used in Russia, Russia being also part of the Viking world. A much cited site is: http://celtica.narod.ru/hnef/default.html but the page turns out to be merely a Russian translation of the USA net magazine The Game Cabine...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 4814

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

I think Norse America rules feature king captured at the board edge, and only captured by 3 men on the square next to the throne if there's a fourth attacker on the opposite side of the throne. Yeah, Norse America does write on their home page: The NorseAmerica Viking Game Hnefatafl featuring playi...
by Hagbard
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 4814

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Was it the Roskilde ship museum? It was. But the home page of Memory informs that their products are (now) found in important museum shops all over Scandinavia, including Viking museums and National Museums in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. I had a look at the Memory website - the set looks e...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20957

Re: About the draw concept

:D
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20957

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

I think we all can agree that the tournament proved at least one thing: In "Scandinavian Museum 11x11 Edge" black is the stronger side (but by how much could still be discussed). This is interesting in itself, since previously white was assumed by some to be stronger. Yes the difficulties of the de...
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20957

Re: About the draw concept

crust wrote:I wonder what they would make of our double perpetual check scenario
The Swedes are lucky - this particular position could not happen in the Fotevikens Tablut, because the king wins on edge.
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20957

Re: About the draw concept

The only Swedish I know is "Smolltronn" "13. In certain situations the so-called perpetual moves may occur. This can happen both at exit and at encirclement. In order to break such a stalemate the aggressive party after a couple of repetitions has to make a different move. This rule can be explaine...
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 14097

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Software updated : Perpetual repetition banned for all 9x9 edge tafls (plus Copenhagen and Berserk). Minimum-kill for all games: White can get only a draw if at least 2 black pieces are killed. Update, NB: Perpetual repetetion now banned in all variants except Fetlar. Minimum-kill (draw only if 2 b...
by Hagbard
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 4814

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

The Scandinavian Museums have for at least twenty years (probably based on a book published 1992) sold a Hnefatafl game box with the rules set, which on this site is called "Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl 11x11": Board size 11x11, capture king from 2 sides, win in corner. All our experience shows t...