hist-games: Board Games Studies and a question

Alex R. Kraaijeveld a.kraayeveld at ic.ac.uk
Thu Jul 29 03:46:03 PDT 1999

Hi all

The journal "Board Games Studies" now has a web-site at 


And here's the question: Does anyone know more about a Saami chess variant?
An article by T.I. Itkonen published in 1941 in the Journal de la Societe
Finno-Ougrienne states that "the Sami people from Nejden and Paasjoki play
a version of chess that is similar to 'our' chess, but much simpler". This
Saami game is certainly NOT a version of hnefatafl/tablut, because that's
covered in the article as well.

Anyone any clue???

Cheers, Lex 

Dr A.R. Kraaijeveld
NERC Centre for Population Biology
Imperial College at Silwood Park
Ascot, Berks. SL5 7PY
England, UK

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e-mail: a.kraayeveld at ic.ac.uk

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