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by Hagbard
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Unst versions
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: Unst versions

Variants like the hammer-only, capture from 3 sides and one-step-per-
move are shelved for now.

Theory:
Those variants are probably earlier attempts by people who had
problems with rules which wouldn't work.
by Hagbard
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19623

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

http://www.hum.au.dk/moesgaard/images/1/large/maskesten.jpg The mask runestone from Århus, Denmark. Rune inscription: GunnulfR ok Ǿgotr/Ǿðgotr ok ĀslākR ok RōlfR rēsþu stēn þannsi æftiR Fūl, fēlaga sinn, eR varð ... dǿðr, þā kunungaR barðusk. (Danish: Gunulv og Øgot og Aslak og Rolf rejste denne st...
by Hagbard
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: boardgamegeek
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: boardgamegeek

http://hem.bredband.net/b512479/ - and this quote from Sten Helmfrid: The most informative references to hnefatafl in the Icelandic sources are two riddles in Hervarar Saga between king Heiðrekr and the god Óðinn in disguise. Three different manuscripts, which phrase the conversation in a slightly ...
by Hagbard
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sweden destroys archaeological finds
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Sweden destroys archaeological finds

News from Sweden somewhat disturbing: https://imgur.com/gallery/vxv1m http://www.eutimes.net/2017/08/sweden-caught-destroying-all-new-found-viking-archeological-artifacts/ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/forums/OtherGround/Sweden-Destroying-All-Newly-Found-Viking-Artifacts:2673531 https://www.svd.se...
by Hagbard
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Ukraine
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Tafl in Ukraine

I received this message from Vogneslav Zmijovich, Kiev, Ukraine:
After September our club will be at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Ancient games club 'Gral'nyj Majdan'.

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by Hagbard
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10654

Re: Gaming activity

Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years? Update. Board size 7x7. Brandubh 514 games Ard Ri 105 Total 619 Board size 9x9. Saami 463 Sea battle 22 Total 485 Board size 11x11. Copenhagen 2404 Fetlar 118 Berserk 243 Tawlbwrdd 663 Sea battle 101 Total 35...
by Hagbard
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tournament on Fetlar 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 827

Tournament on Fetlar 2017

Comment from Damian Walker's site: Hi We are planning a memerioal Tournament for the late Peter Kelly who was the architect in developing the Fetlar Rules. Provsionally set for 21st October at Fetlar hall. There will be both Junior and Senior catgories as well as a Junior v senior champoin match. Fi...
by Hagbard
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 5303

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

Status on the Historical Hnefatafl. http://aagenielsen.dk/board_tablut9.png http://aagenielsen.dk/board_tablutbell11.png The Historical Hnefatafl (king captured from 2 sides, except from 4 sides around the throne, wins on edge) is tested on several boards and works excellently, especially on the bo...
by Hagbard
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: boardgamegeek
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: boardgamegeek

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/564455/new-translation New Translation Tim Koppang, USA / Posted Sep 14, 2010 I received a link to the an article published this month in "The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe". The article is by John C. Ashton, and contains a new translat...
by Hagbard
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: boardgamegeek
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: boardgamegeek

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/103802/variant-rules-brandub Brandub Damian Walker, UK / Posted Mar 18, 2006 Here's another variant which I've built myself out of building blocks from other hnefatafl games, and a bit of historical evidence. Some people might know of a different game with the same ...