King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

aka: The Legend of Ragnarok
Moby ID: 13626
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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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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.

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Game added by Martin Smith.

DOS added by B.L. Stryker. Macintosh, Windows, Linux added by firefang9212.

Additional contributors: Игги Друге, formercontrib.

Game added June 11, 2004. Last modified August 28, 2023.