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Hnefatafl - The Viking Game Deluxe Edition

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  • Made in the UK.
  • 1 white king.
  • 12 white defenders.
  • 24 dark attackers.
  • Linen playing surface.
  • Rules and Historical information leaflet.
  • Deluxe 12 inch wooden board

THE HISTORY

 
Experience the excitement and passion of playing Hnefatafl, one of history's greatest board games from the Dark Ages in Northern Europe. Originating in Viking homes and carried to the lands they conquered as early as AD400, the game mimics the success of these infamous raiders with the attacking force holding the advantage at the start of each game. Uncover the cultural significance of the king piece, a symbol of the Viking chiefs in battle, and explore the evolution of the game with different versions and rules found on archaeological sites. With its name meaning "Kings Table" and instructions found in ancient manuscripts, Hnefatafl has captivated players of all backgrounds throughout history. This deluxe edition, inspired by the famous Isle of Lewis, features a woven textile board that transports you back to medieval times. Discover the game that was once more popular than chess and experience its timeless appeal.

THE GAME

Hnefatafl - The Viking Game Deluxe Edition features two unequal sides competing for victory. With 24 infantry and four groups of 6, the attacking team takes on the defending team of twelve soldiers and a king. Strategically capture pieces by "sandwiching" your opponent and aim to get your king to safety in one of the four corner squares. The endless fun and possibilities of this game can be further explored online, with numerous rule variations to try. The beautifully designed 12-inch wooden board, made by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain, adds a touch of luxury to this already impressive game. It's the perfect gift for any game enthusiast, or treat yourself and buy two sets. Additionally, The Viking Game is available without the wooden board or with the option of red pieces.

 

Includes:

  • Wooden Board
  • Linen Board
  • 24 dark pieces
  • 12 light pieces
  • 1 light King
  • Rules Booklet
  • Two Year Warranty

Specification:

King Height 1.7 inches
King Base Diameter 0.75 inches
King Weight 16 grams
Pawn Height 1 inches
Pawn Weight 8 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 0.3 inches
Weight 0.94 kg
Materials Crushed Stone Resin, Linen, Wood
Board Size 12 inches
Board Thickness 0.25 inches
Square Size 0.79 inches