Hnefatafl: The Viking Board Game

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Hnefatafl

Hnefatafl ˈne-fə-taː-f(ə)l roughly translated as “The Kings Table”is a Viking game, popular since 400AD.  A simple yet addictive strategy game, it harks back to a time of feuding Viking lords and violent invasions.

This quality Hnefatafl set contains 37 detailed resin playing pieces (1 king, 12 defenders and 24 attackers) and a natural linen playing board. The defending pieces are in an ivory colour while the attackers a wooden brown.

Unleash your inner Viking war chief and put your combat skills to the test with a game that's most definitely stood the test of time.

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How to play?

  • The attacking player wins by capturing the king.
  • The defending player wins by safely bringing their king to one of the four corners.
  • Attackers move first and then play alternates between each player.
  • Pieces move horizontally and vertically but cannot jump another piece.
  • The king is caputred when he is surrounded and all 4 adjacent squares are occupied by an attacker.
  • All other pieces may be captured by being horizontally or vertically sandwiched between two opposing pieces, or between an opposing piece and a refuge square.
  • If you're clever you can capture more than one piece at a time!

Product info

  • 1 x Hnefatafl the Viking boardgame.
  • Storage box, 37 playing pieces and a roll-up board and rule book.
  • Dimensions: Approx 29 x 29 cm (board), 3cm (playing pieces).
  • Instructions in English, French, German and Japanese.
  • 2 players.