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Tarka
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:42:28 pm »
This...
Honestly, I'm really not sure what this is, so I'll leave a link here: http://playtarka.com
The pieces bear a slight resemblance to the Lewis chessmen.
With all this marketing it's eerie to see this site so empty.
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 09:16:02 am »
Does anyone actually know the rules to this game? Or are they behind some kind of paywall?
I flicked through a couple of videos and the only things I know is that the board is 16x16; there are squires, gargoyles, princes and princesses; and that gargoyles can also castle with kings. Nothing on moves, nothing on anything else for that matter.
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:07:59 pm »
I checked out their website -
the current display and situation is very weird but the game looks AWESOME! ;D
Everyone keep an eye out for updates!
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 06:33:05 pm »
It's kinda like the omega chess website where at the top it says 'New boards coming soon!' and yet AFAIK they've been out of production for a while...
The Wayback Machine doesn't give me much either. :/ A very strange case indeed. I'm curious as to what happened to this site, it's a total ghost town yet they still have these exuberant sets for sale.
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 01:34:08 pm »
I found a "contact us" form buried in an obscure corner of the site and sent a long message on the behalf of the forum, I hope they respond!  ;D
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 04:39:51 pm »
Their facebook page leaves behind an e-mail as well. I sent them one for sake of seeing if there's still any activity.

EDIT: Whereabouts did you find it?
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 12:20:41 pm »
So the Tarka website responded!

Apparently the creator and his team are checking out the forum and hopefully we'll get some answers soon!  :D
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Re: Tarka
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 02:10:24 pm »
Great! I got a response from the support team but not the e-mail left on their facebook page.
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