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Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:15 am
by Hagbard
Tuireann wrote:I'm aware it's been tried but I've never tried it and it's not available. I'm curious what about it does not work.
Access to Tablut T cross 11x11 is opened, so that Tuireann can study its shortcomings.

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:14 pm
by Hagbard
Sigurd and Tuireann asked about the "Nielsen layout".

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The "Nielsen" setups are natural extensions of board setups from 11x11 into boards 13x13 and 15x15.
They are only tested with a few test games, giving the provisional results:

Tablut 13x13 (Nielsen): balance +1.33 from 7 games
Tablut 15x15 (Nielsen): balance +1.67 from 8 games

We already thoroughly tested two alternative setups with fair balances:
Tablut 13x13 (David Parlett): balance +1.36
Tablut 15x15 (Damian Walker): balance -1.17

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:11 pm
by Tuireann
Hagbard wrote:Access to Tablut T cross 11x11 is opened, so that Tuireann can study its shortcomings.
Thanks for giving me access to it. Having completed 3 of my 4 T cross games I see there are a severe lack of viable openings for white to exploit. Or at least none that I can see. Black seems to have an epic advantage blocking anything white tries to do to get out and create a gap.

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:04 am
by Hagbard
Tuireann wrote:Having completed 3 of my 4 T cross games I see there are a severe lack of viable openings for white to exploit. Or at least none that I can see. Black seems to have an epic advantage blocking anything white tries to do to get out and create a gap.
Yes the game balance was measured -1.60, 160 black wins to 100 white wins.

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:25 pm
by Hagbard
Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years?

Board size 7x7.
Brandubh 946 games
Ard Ri 122
Magpie 213
Total 1281

Board size 9x9.
Saami 610
Sea battle 72
Total 682

Board size 11x11.
Copenhagen 3047
Fetlar 133
Berserk 182
Tawlbwrdd 692
Sea battle 85
Total 4139

Board size 13x13.
Historical 105
Sea battle 206
Total 311

Board size 15x15.
Historical 57
Sea battle 31
Total 88

(Total total 6501)


Game types:
Strong king 3575 games
Historical hnefatafl 2532
Sea battle tafl 394
(Total 6501)

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:07 am
by Xerxes
Ref: "Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years?"

Does this include Tournament games ? If so it will be biased towards those game types for which you have run competitions !

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:00 pm
by Hagbard
Xerxes wrote:Does this include Tournament games ? If so it will be biased towards those game types for which you have run competitions !
Yes, both championship and test tournaments. However, only variants which were found to work, are counted. Fx. ten tawlbwrdd setups were tested, but only three worked fine, and the rest are not counted.

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:20 pm
by Hagbard
Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years?
Update.

Board size 7x7.
Brandubh 514 games
Ard Ri 105
Total 619

Board size 9x9.
Saami 463
Sea battle 22
Total 485

Board size 11x11.
Copenhagen 2404
Fetlar 118
Berserk 243
Tawlbwrdd 663
Sea battle 101
Total 3529

Board size 13x13.
Historical 21
Sea battle 152
Total 173

Board size 15x15.
Historical 60
Sea battle 37
Total 97

Board size 19x19.
Alea 16

(Total total 4919)


Game types:
Strong king 2781 games
Historical hnefatafl 1826
Sea battle tafl 312
(Total 4919)

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
by Kratzer
Will there be an updated activity diagram for this website?

I imagine it rising to new heights since 2015 and because of many new players joining the site.

Re: Gaming activity

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:18 pm
by Hagbard
Kratzer wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Will there be an updated activity diagram for this website?
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This diagram shows the tafl gaming activity of the latest seven years of this site, measured as number of tafl moves done per week.
Throughout 2012 the gaming activity growth was exponential, but now the overall growth is more like logarithmic.
The average activity is at the moment about 400 game moves per day.

However, the gaming activity of the new site Play Tafl Online should be added to these numbers to get the actual internet tafl activity.