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by Hagbard
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 7247

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Could we see the black vs white statistics gathered thus far from the website on these variants on this thread? Counting one year back and counting all full matches (for each game A against B there must be a game B against A). Timeout-games ignored. Hnefatafl 11x11 (40 games, 17 players) 19 white w...
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 7247

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

From the rules elements: Board size 9x9 / 11x11 King wins on edge / corner King captured from 4 sides / 2 sides / unarmed (initial orderings of pieces are not changed) in how many ways can these elements be combined and give balanced game variants? We know from experience that the 9x9 board is easie...
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Where to buy the game?
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Where to buy the game?

MaC wrote:

Hello,

here is an adresse were you could order the hnefatafl:

Memory"
Helgesens gate 17
N-0553 Oslo
Norwegen
[link not working]

look at "Where to purchase"

and

http://www.nordwelt-versand.de/waren/de ... 1e62dd511f
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Adam wrote:I suggest we see how this finalised version plays in friendly games, and perhaps set up a new mini tournament in the autumn
We could do that.
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

There is stil a undeclared draw-position,m if black blocks all corners each with minimum of three peaces and without enough peaces to capture a lonely king. either its a genuine draw; black can't capture, white can't escape, so a draw is agreed (but not forced) Or, white is so depleted that black c...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

MaC wrote: There is stil a undeclared draw-position,m if black blocks all corners each with minimum of three peaces and without enough peaces to capture a lonely king. According Rule No 8, attackers win because they have more possiblilities to move, but who will count the repetitions? And who count...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Does the computer already prohibit perpetual check and draw-by-repetition? It does. How do you feel about preparing similarly clear explanations of other rule sets? A good idea. Also, in Copenhagen rules, does the shield wall rule only work at the board edge? Yes. The rule was found on a German sit...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

After 5 months' fruitful discussion in this thread on virtually every aspect and problem of the Hnefatafl game, I propose "the Copenhagen rules" to be:

Rules of Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 30948

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

With a black win encirclement rule, and a rule forbidding forced draw positions through perpetual stepping, we have no need to have a rule for taking the king with 3 men against the throne. I would suggest therefore leaving the throne as it is, and dropping the rule of taking the king against the t...
by Hagbard
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

I had a couple of games against Epoc under the Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl rules, and the games confirmed that with those rules (11x11 board, king captured from 2 sides , win in corner) the king has not a chance when black doesn't make severe mistakes. Feel free to try out the Scandinavian Museu...