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King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok (Amiga)

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A version of an old Norse board game called King's Table. The game has black and white teams, like chess, but each team has different pieces and a different raison d'etre.

The white team has a total of 13 pieces, the most important one being Odin the King, who starts in the centre of the 10x10 board and moves in the same way as a chess King, whereas black has 20 pawns and four other pieces. White wins if Odin can reach one of the corner squares; black wins if it surrounds Odin on all 4 sides. The pawns actually move the same way as chess queens, but pieces are captured by surrounding them on 2 sides (although some special pieces must be surrounded on 3 sides). The specials are chosen from the selection at the start of the game, and have a variety of abilities, some 'borrowed' from chess.

The presentation of this interpretation is similar to Battle Chess, with bold 3D graphics and lots of animation.

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King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok Amiga Intro sequence
King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok Amiga Empty board
King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok Amiga Game just began
King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok Amiga One of your opponents

Alternate Titles

  • "The Legend of Ragnarok" -- German title

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Sep, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Games Feb, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Feb, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Power Mar, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Feb, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Apr, 1993 60 out of 100 60
CU Amiga Mar, 1993 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Atari ST version

An Atari ST version was also prepared by Imagitec, with Kevin McIntosh as coder, but was apparently never released on the shrinking ST market.
Martin Smith (63136) added King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok (Amiga) on Jun 10, 2004
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20702)