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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hnefatafl was a chess-like game played during the Viking era in Scandinavia, notable for its asymmetry: one player's goal was to kill the opposing king, while the other player's goal was merely to escape death. The rules are (mostly) lost, though attempted reconstructions exist, which you can play some online. (via the Smugopedia entry on Go)