hist-games: Board Games Studies and a question

Thierry Depaulis thierry.depaulis at freesbee.fr
Sat Jul 31 11:17:27 PDT 1999

On Thu, 29 Jul 1999
Alex Kraaijeveld wrote:

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

Thanks for letting us know about it. (I should have done it already! I'm a
member of the team.)

>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.

Have you tried Hans Bodlaender's site on Chess variants?

Thierry Depaulis

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