hist-games: Gala

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Sun Jul 30 09:44:21 PDT 2006


Quoting Mats Winther <mwi9 at swipnet.se>:

> Gala is a medieval norse game that ought to be researched more.
> I have implemented it in Zillions. Have I got all the rules right? I don't
> have recourse to all the sources, and not all sources give all the rules.
> But it seems to work fine. Games seem to be about 80 moves long.
> It is a very curious game. I have not seen anything like it before,
> although it clearly is a relative of Hnefatafl. I am not sure I quite
> understand
> it.
> http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/gala.htm
>
> Mats Winther
>
> Quoting Mats Winther <mwi9 at swipnet.se>:

> Gala is a medieval norse game that ought to be researched more.
> I have implemented it in Zillions. Have I got all the rules right? I don't
> have recourse to all the sources, and not all sources give all the rules.
> But it seems to work fine. Games seem to be about 80 moves long.
> It is a very curious game. I have not seen anything like it before,
> although it clearly is a relative of Hnefatafl. I am not sure I quite
> understand
> it.
> http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/gala.htm
>
> Mats Winther
>

I guess I don't seen the relationship to Hnefatafl, at least as  
described in that link.

At first glance the board in that link looked like a variation of a  
Halma board
http://www.abstractstrategy.com/halma-g.html but Halma seems to be a  
Victorian age invention.

Chas
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