[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Gala . Historical German variant from the Middle Ages.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]M Winther wrote on 2006-10-28 UTCWell, Mr. Mayer probably thinks it's a nice page, because I've implemented his reconstruction (he has been very helpful). But how authentic are these rules? I don't know what sources he has. It seems difficult to win sometimes so, in a variant, I added the lone king rule (from Shatranj). But I haven't investigated it thoroughly. The 'holy center' rule seems authentic (it's similar to hnefatafl), but other variants could be tried, for instance: a piece is allowed to enter the centre provided that he leaves in the next move. Michael's version is different in some important aspects. The only way is to play games and see which variants are the best. Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2006-10-28 UTCMats, you have a very nice page on Gala. Could I suggest that you create an indexed link item for it? Thanks! M Winther wrote on 2006-10-28 UTCAs I understand the rules, the Kampa (pawn) should be able to move in all directions after the first move, not only on the diagonals. Then it becomes too weak(?). I have also implemented Gala in Zillions here: http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/gala.htm However, I have followed the rules employed by the German enthusiasts exactly, and added some variants. But it's good to have yet another implementation, to try out variant rules. But the Kampa rule in this implementation is incorrect, I think. /Mats 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.