Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

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Mad Dash Studio - 13:56, 26/08/2018 - Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Hello, I am having the same issue as Mark and I think his question was missunderstood.

If the attackers place two pieces in the 2 free sides of the corner squares, the game becomes impossible to win by the defenders. This layout is unbeatable and ruins the whole game for me, the attackers can't be killed and the corners are unaccessible.

Thanks for helping

Carles - 12:49, 25/08/2018 - Capturing the Enemy

if white have captured a black can use blockcade ?

giannis - 12:49, 24/08/2018 - General Strategy for the Attackers

Interesting article.

I wondered about one thing: doesn't the draw example presuppose that the king or some other defender piece can move into the Castle? I thought in tablut the Castle was "locked" once the king hs left it?

Mihkkal - 09:36, 19/08/2018 - Defending the King and Aiding His Escape

I plan on making my own board. I am still reading on the rules of the game as I just found this game after reading about Viking history.  In the game of Chess, there number and board is same for all.  What size of board and game piece would be used to play against others.  

Jim - 20:41, 31/07/2018 - The Hnefatafl Board

God Aften !

Have you ever heard that the king is Odin sitting on Sleipnir his 8 legged horse (the 8 defenders) and is making a voyage to Hell.

There are 16 attackers bringing the total to 24 the number of runes and the 9 square rows would be the 9 Viking mythological worlds ?? !!

If you play on the small board, it is well nigh impossible to catch the knd. Of course ! He is a god.

All the best

sam - 21:35, 25/07/2018 - Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Brandub: Escape in Three

If the king canbe taken easy like the other pieces then 

1. B7 to E 7

2. King to f7

3. king wins

Mark - 05:24, 16/07/2018 - Hnefatafl Puzzles

Tablut: the King Must Escape

If it is the kings move he can escape in 3 moves.

1. king to D2.

2. black can only block 1 side. and king moves then to either A2 or I2 which ever is not blocked

3. King moves into corner - win.

Mark Whorlow - 05:20, 16/07/2018 - Hnefatafl Puzzles

With the berserk rules where the king can jump over normal attackers when directly beside them. How do you effectively trap him? 

Joshua Newns - 05:16, 10/07/2018 - General Strategy for the Attackers

Looking for some dope taff strats on the attacking side.
Havin trouble shutting down mah bois mental king sweeps.
pls respond

TaflMaster96 - 12:27, 11/06/2018 - Forming a Strategic Plan

In Tablut: The King Must Escape I can see one way in 3 moves IF the opponent makes a mistake. 

White A4-A5 (cap A6)

b E3-E4 (cap F4)... oops!

w King D4-A4

B cannot block

w King A4-A1

However this can be blocked if: 

White A4-A5 (cap A6)

B C7-C4... and then I couldn't work it out from there.

My Brandub: Escape in 3 was the same as a previous...

w B7-E7

Black can't do anything useful for the next 2 moves as w King F6-F7 and then F7-G7 out.

Rhiannon - 00:50, 31/05/2018 - Hnefatafl Puzzles

Brandub: Escape in Three

I have a solution in 4 moves I think:

w: F6-B6 (caps B5)

b: can't block C7 nor capture anything

w: B7-C7

b: can't block B7 nor capture anything

w: B6-B7

b: looks at the board, horrified

w: B7-A7 WINS!

I would love to hear your solution in 3 moves!?

Adriaan - 02:32, 27/05/2018 - Hnefatafl Puzzles