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Tablut is a variant of the ancient Viking game Hnefatafl.
It's interesting for a number of reasons. Hnefatafl is one of
the oldest games for which we have a fairly reliable set of rules
(along with Go and Mancala). It's unusual because the two
sides have different objectives, and unequal forces.
Playing Tablut at Boardspace
The interface lets you rearrange the fleets from the standard position before the play starts. You can
also change four optional rules. First gold, then silver can rearrange, add or remove ships, and alter the rule options. Then, gold can either make his first move, or elect to swap and play silver. This option assures that
the forces will be evenly balanced.
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