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Measured tafl game lengths.

Tafl variant All games White won Black won Ratio
Brandubh 7x7 (Irish Tafl) 19 moves 19 moves 18 moves 1.06
Tablut 9x9 (Saami Tafl) 27 26 28 1.08
Ard Ri 7x7 (Scottish Tafl) 16 17 15 1.13
Tawlbwrdd throneless 11x11 33 29 37 1.28
Sea battle 9x9 (Imperial Contest) 25 23 30 1.30
Historical Hnefatafl 15x15 34 29 38 1.31
Historical Hnefatafl 13x13 34 30 41 1.37
Sea battle 11x11 37 29 46 1.59
Berserk 11x11 39 34 47 1.38
Welsh Tawlbwrdd 11x11 (Bell) 35 29 42 1.45
Sea battle 13x13 43 34 61 1.79
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 45 35 65 1.86
Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 46 35 66 1.89

The table shows for each game variant the geometric average of the number of moves for all games, for games alone where defenders (white) won and games alone where attackers (black) won.

Some of the variants come out very steady, in that it almost doesn't matter to the gamelength whether white or black wins.


Updated 26.12.2017
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