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by crust
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Thanks Hagbard for this interesting research. (The text says "A piece is taken when an opponent piece occupies both adjacent cells in a row or column", which supposedly includes the king). An armed king will, however, make this game seriously unbalanced in favour of the king, but if the king is unar...
by crust
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: My old home town!
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: My old home town!

tomas alexandersson hnefatafl.jpg
Wow - I'm glad to see Tomas Alexandersson finished his hnefatafl set - it looks great, although it must be hard to tell the warriors apart if they are all the same colour...
by crust
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

I think Norse America rules feature king captured at the board edge, and only captured by 3 men on the square next to the throne if there's a fourth attacker on the opposite side of the throne. Weird. Maybe integration is a way off yet :roll:
by crust
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

skalk.jpg
Oh, I just found this on the skalk website :oops:
by crust
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Yesterday I attended the Yule market at a museum and found for the first time a new version of Hnefatafl for sale with a different set of rules. In September the museum still had only the usual, old game version in the shop, and in the exhibition hall for the guests to try. Now they sell both game ...
by crust
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14362

Re: About the draw concept

That's true, I forgot that :oops: Being Swedes, they probably make sure the Muscovites always lose
by crust
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14362

Re: About the draw concept

Thanks Hagbard for the translation. That's very interesting that they also focus on which player is the "aggressive party" just as we discussed the "threatening player" - Usually in game situations it will be the defenders who are the aggressive party, but there is always the possibility that the at...
by crust
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8201

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

This is a deep and complex thread, more a sort of yarn with lots of threads in it. I have re-read it to enjoy again Hagbard's forensic analysis of the statistics, Conanlibrarian's historical perspective and Adam's expertise in game dynamics. What a trio. We've got two main themes here, the scand. ed...
by crust
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6545

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

I don't think Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 is balanced! I totally agree. If anyone thinks this form is balanced, I'll happily play them for money, as long as I can always play black! I wondered if maybe there were strategies to be discovered, but I do not think that is the case. Even armed, and ...
by crust
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4308

Re: Fetlar Hnefatafl

Hello, what do you think of this idea: White can get only a draw if at least 3 black pieces are killed. So in order to draw white has to do some kind of strong attack. That's a good idea - it means no draws in the opening game, but still allows the possibility of any kind of draw fort in the mid- o...