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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:25 pm

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest two years?
Update 10.2.2020.

Board sizes.
7x7 1156 games
9x9 1004
11x11 4195
13x13 320
15x15 84
17x17 52
19x19 131
(Total 6942)

Game types:
Strong king 3716
Historical hnefatafl 2807 games
Sea battle tafl 419
(Total 6942)

Variants:
1. Copenhagen 11x11 2494 games
2. Saami 9x9 870
3. Brandubh1 7x7 663
4. Old Hnefatafl 11x11 460
5. Tawlbwrdd 11x11 390
6. Brandubh2 7x7 366
7. Berserk 11x11 344
8. Fetlar 11x11 287
9. Historical 13x13 180
10. Sea battle-2526 9x9 134
11. Ard Ri 7x7 127
12. Simple Tafl 11x11 110
13. Sea battle 13x13 103
14. Others 414
(Total 6942)

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:21 am

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest two years?
Updated 2.1.2021

Board sizes.
7x7 1654 games
9x9 1485
11x11 5554
13x13 366
15x15 116
17x17 38
19x19 137
(Total 9350)

Game types:
Weak king 4366 games
Strong king 4394
Sea battle tafl 590
Other games 322
(Total 9672)

Variants:
1. Copenhagen 11x11 3209 games
2. Saami 9x9 1324
3. Brandubh2 7x7 914
4. Brandubh1 7x7 615
5. Tawlbwrdd 11x11 546
6. Simple Tafl 11x11 498
7. Fetlar 11x11 421
8. Old Hnefatafl 11x11 342
9. Berserk 11x11 285
10. Sea battle-2526 9x9 161
11. Saami Sáhkku 3x15 (Kåfjord) 160
12. Historical 13x13 152
13. Sea battle 13x13 148
14. Ard Ri 7x7 125
15. Others 772
(Total 9672)
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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Xerxes » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:43 am

Crikey. I have completed about 715 games in the last two years, which is approx 8% of them, which proves that quantity does not always equal quality. Jrton80 must have played even more.

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Masterluke » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:08 pm

I can certainly confirm that quantity and quality are two totally different concepts... :) Here I am, about a year-and-a-half- on this site (or maybe two years?) and I played over a thousand games... My ranking is an even 1300 now. ;)

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:08 pm

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest year?
Updated Dec. 30th 2021.

Board sizes.
7x7 346 games
9x9 689
11x11 2697
13x13 134
15x15 146
Other 1720

Game types:
Weak king 2066 games
Strong king 1769
Unarmed king (Sea battle) 177
Other games 1720

Variants:
1. Copenhagen 11x11 1468 games
2. Saami Sáhkku 3x15 (Kåfjord) 725
3. Saami Tablut 9x9 623
4. Tawlbwrdd 11x11 390
5. Brandubh2 7x7 346
6. Daldøs 3x12 341
7. Simple Tafl 11x11 265
8. Saami Daabloe 11x9 168
9. Simple Tyr 11x11 167
10. Fetlar 11x11 162
11. Daldøs 3x14 157
12. Daldøs 3x16 153
13. Saami Cuhkka 5x5 108
14. Old Hnefatafl 11x11 91
15. Historical 13x13 86
16. Tyr 15x15 85
17. Hex 11x11 68
18. Sea battle-2526 9x9 66
19. Tyr-w 11x11 55
20. Simple Tyr 15x15 49
21. Berserk 11x11 48
22. Sea battle tafl 11x11 35
23. Sea battle tafl 13x13 (Nielsen) 25
24. Sea battle tafl 13x13 23
25. Sea battle-204577-w 11x11 16
26. Sea battle tafl 15x15 12
(Total 5732)
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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:58 pm

About everyday tournaments.
(Copied from small forum.)

2021-04-09 Abbas Agraphicus asked:
@Hagbard: what do you think of the proposal to have n days (say a week) to join a tournament, and then every player starts the same day?
The solution now used emphasizes the flexibility for the players: within the one week window they can join and begin the games immediately.
A one week window gives room for many tournaments, four per month. And starting the games immediately lets the tournaments finish as quickly as possible.
In a tournament you might have many games, in the recent Fetlar fx. 16 games, therefore the tournament timing is x2.
The recent World tournament Final was a lesson in a shortcoming of the x2 timing, in that this Final lasted for 3 months.
Therefore the timing has been modified so that x2 and x10 games cannot be this extremely long in time (of course x10 games still have extraordinarily much time).
The time used for a x2 game is limited by:
At start a player has a time buffer of 4 days and 25 hours free time per move, and his game can never timeout before 25 hours.
When the sum of his thinking time exceeds 4 days (normally happens after 8 days, 2 players x 4 days), then his free time per move gradually falls from 25 hours to 13 hours.
New:
When the sum of his thinking time exceeds 8 days (normally happens after 16 days, 2 players x 8 days) and he has no more time buffer, then the time before his game can timeout gradually falls from 25 hours to 13 hours.

2021-10-29 Draganov asked:
@Hagbard, I can see that the next tournament will be Daldøs 3x14. These kind of games (Sahkku and Daldøs) are very easy-going and they are finished in less days than the tafl tournaments. In my opinion it would be better if you organize more than one tournament in the same time. These tournaments are not as serious and tough as the world championships and could be played more regularly. So, in this way, we could test a lot of variants. I mean we could play at the same time not only Sahkku and Daldøs but also some minor and inferior variants such as Tyr, Simple Tafl, Brandubh. I think an active player could easily play in two tournaments like Brandubh and Tablut simultaneously.
After the world championship is over, I think it would be good to have more than one tournament running in the same time.
- Done 26. Nov. 2021

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:21 pm

Copied from small forum 2021-08-28:

The aim of this site is to as well as possible center around the roots of historical board games in Scandinavia/Europe.
And so it covers now tafls and old Saami games.
And as well slight variations from this center, such as three types of tafl kings, three types which can also be said to now have historical roots since they are described in hundred year old game books; sometimes due to misunderstandings and mistranslations, but they are there.
And the Berserk and Tyr games which are variations merging rules from very closely related historical games.

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:50 am

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest year?
Updated May 19th 2022.

Board sizes.
11x11 2342 games
9x9 615
7x7 454
15x15 142
13x13 128
Other 1997

Game types:
Weak king 2223 games
Strong king 1313
Unarmed king (Sea battle) 145
Other games 1997

Variants:
1. Daldøs 1240 games
2. Copenhagen 11x11 1176
3. Saami Tablut 9x9 559
4. Saami Sáhkku 3x15 (Kåfjord) 507
5. Tawlbwrdd 11x11 485
6. Brandubh 7x7 411
7. Simple Tafl 11x11 280
8. Tyr 11x11 206
9. Saami Daabloe 11x9 147
10. Tyr 15x15 101
11. Hist. Hnef. 13x13 92
12. Fetlar 11x11 64
13. Hex 11x11 58
13. Sea battle tafl 11x11 58
15. Old Hnef. 11x11 48
16. Saami Cuhkka 5x5 45
17. Ard-Ri 7x7 43
18. Sea battle tafl 13x13 36
19. Tyr 9x9 29
20. Sea battle 9x9 27
21. Berserk 11x11 25
22. Sea battle tafl 15x15 24
223. Hist. Hnef. 15x15 17
(Total 5678)
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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Draganov » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:21 am

Hagbard, is there any tendency which part of the year is the busiest? When players are most active and least active?

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Re: Gaming activity

Post by Hagbard » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:57 am

Usually busy winter and more quiet summer -

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