Tafl on a 5x5 board?

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Draganov
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Tafl on a 5x5 board?

Post by Draganov » Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:42 pm

I wonder if tafl can be played on a 5x5 board? Of course the move tree will be smaller even than the tree in Brandubh but it could be a good way to teach a newcomers on the tafl rules and strategy.

The variant must include a weak but armed king and the whites must win by reaching the edge of the board. The blacks are moving first. No throne in the center.
I think this initial set up is the only one that might be working.
Let me know what do you think about this variant? Do you think it might be at least little bit playable?
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