SV: hist-games: Gala - suggestions for further research

Mats Winther mwi9 at
Tue Aug 8 23:18:33 PDT 2006

Den 2006-08-08 23:42:15 skrev Peter Michaelsen <PMI at KM.DK>:
> OK, Mats,
> We will see, if anyone might want to write such a research article. I hope so, but if not, I might perhaps find the time to do that some day.
> I have one more suggestion for eventual Gala researchers:
> Try to contact not only the University of Kiel, but also the Dithmarscher Landesmuseum in Meldorf. Some persons there might have further information about Gala. It does not seems that they sell the game in the museum shop, but elsewhere on the Internet it is possible to buy a game set. If someone writes an article about the game, that might perhaps arouse interest locally, so that e.g. the museum in Meldorf might want to arrange a Gala tournament.
> In fact, as a result of my own and other people's (Alf Næsheim, Erik Østergaard, Anne Gaston, Thierry Depaulis) research about the dice board game daldøs, the museum in Thisted, North West Jutland, as well as the Jærmuseet in Norway, do now arrange tournaments and demonstrations of daldøs and daldøsa.
> I did actually find one article about Gala on the Internet.
> It can be found on the Berliner Zeitung Online textarchiv 17.06. 1995: "Die Gala-Show Dithmarscher Bauern", written by Peter Huth.
> You can find it on
> Best wishes,
> Peter Michaelsen.

I already discovered a discrepancy in the above article. He says that
Kornas and Horsas can actually cross two mound lines, provided that
they return to the file they started from. But he also says that there is an
'Regelunsicherheit' concerning Korna and Horsa moves. In my
implementation I have not allowed crossing of two mound lines in one


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