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Measured tafl game lengths.

Tafl variant All games White won Black won Ratio
Ard Ri 7x7 (Scottish Tafl) 19 moves 20 moves 18 moves 1.11
Brandubh 7x7 (Irish Tafl) 24 22 27 1.06
Sea battle 9x9 (Imperial Contest) 30 27 35 1.31
Tablut 9x9 (Saami Tafl) 34 33 35 1.08
Simple Tafl 11x11 40 37 43 1.22
Welsh Tawlbwrdd 11x11 (Bell) 44 36 50 1.41
Sea battle 11x11 47 39 53 1.45
Berserk 11x11 53 44 62 1.38
Historical Hnefatafl 13x13 54 44 62 1.40
Sea battle 13x13 56 43 67 1.58
Old Hnefatafl 11x11 59 47 68 1.46
Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 60 45 73 1.68
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 60 45 75 1.70
Alea Berserk 19x19 86 79 96 1.31

The table shows for each game variant the 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 23.8.2018
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