hist-games: Re: BattleHalma

Mats Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Thu Dec 15 23:02:40 PST 2005


Den 2005-12-15 21:38:30 skrev Vegard Krog Petersen <vkp at start.no>:

>
>> Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 17:17:01 +0100
>> From: "Mats Winther" <mwi9 at swipnet.se>
>> Subject: hist-games: BattleHalma
>>
>> Oh dear! What have I done! I have turned the peace-loving game
>> Halma into a war-game!
>>
>> http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/battlehalma.htm
>>
>> Mats
>
>>> BattleHalma is distinguished by its rule of exchange-capture:
>>> if the counter is moved to a square which is occupied by an
>>> enemy counter, then this is captured.
>
> Can it then still be named %Halma%?
>
> One of the things that makes Halma unique is that pieces are
> never captured or removed from the board...
>
> BTW: Like your energy in making games :-)
> I must consider getting a copy of this 'Zillions of Games'.
>
> regards from vegard
>
> --
> Vegard Krog Petersen, Halden, Norway
> http://vegard2.no -
>


It's correct. This game does not belong to the Halma family, so you
shouldn't include it on your Halma page. But there is a formal likeness
which motivates the name. Zillions is a bargain, around 180 Norska
Kronor, I'd guess.

Mats

Mats



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