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by Hagbard
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 7
Views: 3221

Advices?

Chuck Ward wrote:

Crust has some great advice http://www.tim-millar.co.uk/section509308.html
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tromsø Tafl Laug
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Mjølnir wrote:

Hello everybody! I am completely new to the game, but enjoy it very much, and would like to help you in starting up a "norwegian branch" of your new association... how long you've come in the process so far?

Hope to hear from all of you soon! ;)
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: Foteviken tablut

Foucault's Pendulum, true. I've a feeling we were there before, but each swing from a new direction, and by each swing we learnt more.
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: Foteviken tablut

the Foteviken description is to be found nowhere else on the internet than with Foteviken. Well, as the Lappish Tablut was found in Sweden by a Swede it seemed natural to search the Swedish internet in Swedish, and this gives as mentioned one result, Foteviken. Broadening the search, however, to Sw...
by Hagbard
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: Foteviken tablut

The rules set of the tafl variant "Swedish tablut" diverges much from other tafl variants in that it has forbidden "base camps" and thus 17 forbidden squares instead of the usual 5, and that on a rather small 9x9 board. I searched on the Swedish internet for more about the background for these rules...
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 15886

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

The game balance statistics for the Sea Battle tafl 9x9 is presently
all players: 22 white wins, 12 black wins, 4 draws,
"strong players": 20 white wins, 10 black wins, 4 draws.

There seems to be room for a ban against perpetual repetitions, which would probably turn the draws into black wins?
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41014

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

The test tournament under the "Old" Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 rules has finished after four months, and a simple count of the games results gives 34 white wins, 21 black wins and 0 draws, a fairly balanced result and also a confirmation that the rules give few draws. Tournament page: http://aagenie...
by Hagbard
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 10031

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: 10031

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: 3941

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