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by Hagbard
Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Ukraine
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

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...
by Hagbard
Thu May 25, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 16
Views: 9944

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

May 22nd, Jarl Herjan on Facebook, photo of a fine tawlbwrdd board 11x11 with throne and no corners, and diamond-Bell setup, just as we recommend it here. But also with a dicebox and six dice, and the comment This is my new Tawlbwrdd (Welsh Tafl) which I had designed. In addition I have come up with...
by Hagbard
Tue May 23, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017

The University of Copenhagen held a most successful BGCXX May 17th-21st 2017. A two-storey auditorum full of amiable board game enthusiasts, mostly high level university people - researchers, PH.D's, professors; about 55 participants from Australia, Europe and USA; much of the time parallel lectures...
by Hagbard
Tue May 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 18056

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

22.5.2017 "Tuireann" and "Fishbreath" has an interesting discussion about Alea Evangelii 19x19 on the Play Tafl Online forum (http://www.playtaflonline.com), the full discussion copied here: Tuireann : So, I don't think Alea Evangelli is a tafl game anymore at all. I have been doing some translation...
by Hagbard
Sat May 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 3825

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

April-May 2017 we had another go at testing Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11. The game balance measured from this test tournament alone was -4.00 (30 games). March 2013 we had a first test tournament of Skalk 11x11, resulting in a measured game balance of -3.97 (72 games). Calculated from all Skalk 11x11 games...
by Hagbard
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 6749

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Hagbard wrote:In a few weeks I'll set up a test tournament, asking players to start with the cluster 17 two moves.
A test tournament of the Copenhagen Brench cluster 17 was done with 5 players, 20 games.
Brench predicted 83% white wins, and the test came very close to that: 75% white wins!
by Hagbard
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: How to play against humans online
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: How to play against humans online

Are there any alternative browsers for java and the applet. The Java tafl applet on this site was written in 2002. At that time the general wisdom in Denmark was that Hnefatafl was "Skalk Hnefatafl" 11x11 and 9x9. So these are what the applet does, and later extended with "Old Hnefatafl 11x11". Now...
by Hagbard
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 14028

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

15.4.2017 Damian Walker wrote a post about Dardell Hnefatafl from 1987: http://tafl.cyningstan.com/post/1796/dardell-games-hnefatafl http://aagenielsen.dk/Rare-Collectable-Wooden-Boxed-Hnefatafl-The-Viking-_57.jpg The Dardell game is identical to our Sea Battle tafl 11x11 except for two small detail...
by Hagbard
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Scottish Ard Ri 7x7
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

Re: Scottish Ard Ri 7x7

Various Ard Ri configurations were tested, and the Ard Ri throneless 7x7, which is mentioned above, was found to be still the best balanced. Yet one strong player, casshern, was able to win all his games, both as black and white, in the Ard Ri-1 7x7 test tournament (board with throne, king moves onl...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 18056

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Adam wrote:some images where Ive overlayed tafl boards onto a viking trelleborg.
For information: 2014 a fifth Viking ring castle was found in Denmark. The Viking ring castles are a Danish speciality and will perhaps some day be included as Unesco world heritage.