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by Hagbard
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 13085

Gaming activity

Growing gaming activity! This diagram shows the tafl gaming activity of the latest two years (humans against humans), measured as number of tafl moves done per week. Probably the rapid activity growth during this year (2012) reflects the fundamental changes of technique on the site, which facilitat...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Foteviken tablut

Origin of the Foteviken Lapp Tablut. On his internet page about Hnefatafl, http://hem.bredband.net/b512479/ , Sten Helmfrid clears up the origin of the Tablut game as played at the Fotevikens Museum in Scania, Sweden. Helmfrid writes, that "When Riksutställningar, the Swedish Travelling Exhibitions...
by Hagbard
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Looks like they have one variant for sale in the shop (History Craft version) and a different one on show in the museum itself - this is clearly a 13x13 board As in Roskilde museum: on the photo is a pile of Memory.no (History Craft) Hnefatafl game boxes with enclosed History Craft rules, but besid...
by Hagbard
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Origin of the Skalk Hnefatafl version. In Denmark is an archaeological magazine named Skalk. Connected to Skalk is a publishing firm named Wormianum. In 1992 Wormianum published the book: Karsten Kjer Michaelsen: "Bræt og brik, Spil i jernalderen", Wormianum 1992. (Board and piece, Games in the iro...
by Hagbard
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 16790

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

It could be worth trying these rules If Norse America have their own rules, we'll implement them as a variant. I've come to the view that it makes sense to focus on the commercial Hnefatafl game sets. By and large, internet pages on Hnefatafl echo those - somebody met the game in some commercial ve...
by Hagbard
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Would it be better to call it "History Craft Hnefatafl" There are sites on the net which cast doubt on a couple of details. Though they claim to describe History Craft rules, one gets the impression that the corners are only hostile to the attackers and that the king can be captured on the edge. Ho...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 23451

Re: Saami Tablut

would this version to be interesting to play? I for one would find a test tournament on the "Scandinavian Museum 9x9 Edge" (Skalk 9x9 edge) informative, because this is the most extreme variant of the Skalk family in the favour of white. The Cartier rules are currently not on the variants list, bec...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 15852

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: 4389

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: 5474

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...