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by Hagbard
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7709

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

The berserk multi-capture rule seems to work mostly in black's favour http://aagenielsen.dk/ridder1.png http://aagenielsen.dk/ridder2.png But favourably to white in these two examples from real games... Incidentally, I was wondering what you thought of calling the king's knight the Queen . Seems lo...
by Hagbard
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Colors

Has anyone got a clue where the colors come from? Here's one example: in the 1990's the Swedish company "Expo Media" created a Hnefatafl game for the PC with this board http://aagenielsen.dk/gif/start.jpg On the board the word "hnftafl" is carved in runes. I think the game was used for museums and ...
by Hagbard
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7709

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

Evaluation of the Berserk test tournament October-November 2012. Seven players did the tournament without timeouts and played with each other 42 games, the results being white (defenders) 18 wins, black (attackers) 23 wins, 1 draw. So the balance seems fine. I would say that the rules worked well, ...
by Hagbard
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Hnefatafl poem

crust wrote:Hrafn riddle #1 ... ...........what is this riddle about?
A spider?
by Hagbard
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Hnefatafl poem

The must flee to fight again It is the second battle that will see who will win. And if the war is tied when done The number of fallen will declare who has won If still evenly matched are these foe The Hranfn's riddle is the one that will know Chuck Ward, did you write the verses? Looks like the ba...
by Hagbard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Hnefatafl poem

crust wrote:Anyway, you have inspired the following riddle
That's splendid! Did you write this one, crust?
by Hagbard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 22004

Re: Saami Tablut

We know from experience that ... king captured from 2 sides is of course easier for white than an unarmed king, and captured from 4 sides is even easier. Could you elaborate on the first part of this statement? I lack experience, but my initial feeling was that 2 sided king capture was harder for t...
by Hagbard
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: archaeology
Replies: 12
Views: 4468

Re: archaeology

13x13 Tafl. Wilhelm_Meis wrote: Beadle » 24 Feb 2012, 19:29 I know of at least one other 13x13 board that has been found, in the Faroes. It's the one that seems originally to have been a serving platter, but was carved into a board game. I can find very little information about this board, and I'd ...
by Hagbard
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 14939

making a tafl set

skallatorc wrote: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B38L8niITTw3M0NvNURvQlVVR0U Over the the week I have had my heathen brother out from Nebraska and having the opportunity to get some in person Tafl in was something I was NOT going to pass on. Earlier I hit the dollar store and picked up three doll...
by Hagbard
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 11513

Game length and activity

Game length. The Fetlar Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2012 is completed! 156 games were done by 13 participants from 8 countries on 3 continents. Congratulations to Tim Millar for the win! There were 82 white wins, 66 black wins and 8 draws; a fine balance with a slight overweight to white. The...