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by crust
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

Welcome Fraech and Luigi005! That's just about everybody... :D What a fantastic Round Table we have assembled. Many of my friends know of the game (we are part of a viking reenactment group) - that is really great, we definitely need to build up some links with re-enacters. I presented hnefatafl at ...
by crust
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Federation

Bloody Romans!
by crust
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Best Set of Basic Rules?
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Best Set of Basic Rules?

That would be great. It must be difficult to know where to put the hinge on a hnefatafl board. I think that's why most commercial sets have a roll-up cloth board (not very satisfactory). As for the rules, I would go with the following for 9x9: Unarmed King (can't participate in capturing), escapes t...
by crust
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Federation

I like "federation" - sounds businesslike but also quite sci-fi :shock: as in "galactic federation".. though I think a federation is a group made up of smaller groups, rather than of individuals? Then again, if there will be (as we hope) branches in various countries, then federation is clearly the ...
by crust
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: Poll: to decide on the name for our group

Greetings all,
Please vote in this poll, so we can agree on the name of our group. If you don't like any of them, vote "other" and perhaps you could suggest your alternative. Many thanks!
crust
by crust
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

Wonderful response, thank you! Great to have Roderich, Chuck Ward, Dagmar and Adam with us. Already our tentacles reach Germany and the USA. Dagmar, please don't get divorced over hnefatafl :D Adam, thanks for seconding my choice of me as chairman for now. I promise to be very easy to get rid of, if...
by crust
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

to Eirik and Barba Well, that's three of us! Four, if we count Hagbard. And four countries represented, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark and UK. A good start! Thank you. We'll wait a little longer for more members, at least until the end of August - I know there are people who are just plain busy at the...
by crust
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8210

Re: World Tafl Federation

World Tafl Forum - call for members: By crust a.k.a. Tim Millar, Somerset, UK It’s about a year since we had the idea of forming an international club or society of hnefatafl players, which would give tafl games some kind of “official” organisation, such as you find with other games like chess or b...
by crust
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4921

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Strong players' statistics: Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 (52 games, 6 players)28 white wins, 17 black wins, 7 draws "Old" Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (46 games, 7 players)22 white wins, 23 black wins, 1 draw Rachunek tafl 9x9 (10 games, 2 players)6 white wins, 3 black wins, 1 draw Sea battle tafl 9x9 (36 ...
by crust
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Foteviken tablut

This is like the Foucault's Pendulum of Hnefatafl. Or the Da Vinci Code if you prefer. I think you're on the point of finding the Holy Grail itself... this grail quest requires game expertise, scandaphonics, tenacity and erudition, all of which you are fortunately equipped with. Fascinating research...