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by Hagbard
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 10
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Puzzle 10

jrton80 wrote:i4 to i9 would make it so that any move by j10 would end the game from i10 to j10, proper swaming of black would prevent any other outcome
Exactly!
And a following g8-g10 would finally close down access to the king's area for any other whites.
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 9
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Puzzle 9

Draw fort: since it does not matter what black does white moves e10-f10, g9-g11, h10-g10, then g11-f11 Correct! Black can only delay white with f7-g7 and then g7-g10 (the king has at this point reached g11). But the black piece is then killed by g2-g9xg10, and the exit fort is finished in the next ...
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 12
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Puzzle 12

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. Black wins in 3 moves. How?
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 11
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Puzzle 11

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. White's next move determines the game and white wins. How?
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 10
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Puzzle 10

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. Black's next move determines the game and black wins. How?
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 9
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Puzzle 9

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. White wins in 4 moves. How?
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Home-made tafl games
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Home-made tafl games

Christian Busch blogged about a new tafl game of his: http://pimpmyboardgame.com/?p=1948 Interestingly, the leather board from The Merry Merchant is decorated with burnt in Viking ships for starting positions of attackers. On the present site we have sometimes discussed that the tafl game might simu...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 8
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Puzzle 8

That's right!
by Hagbard
Thu May 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Ukraine
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Tafl in Ukraine

They're creating three clubs in Ukraine for Medieval games and firstly Hnefatafl. The idea of Medieval Games clubs with Hnefatafl as one of the games could be fruitful, attracting a larger public than merely Hnefatafl clubs. Solely Hnefatafl clubs were tried in Tromsø, Norway, and in Burnsall, UK, ...
by Hagbard
Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Ukraine
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Tafl in Ukraine

The event Scandinavian Night was held May 20th 2017 in the National Museum of History in Kiev. One of the popular events of the evening was demonstration and playing of Hnefatafl, and more than 14 very interested young Ukrainians attended. The rules used were "Old Hnefatafl", which has traditionally...