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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-06-25
 Author: Sten  Helmfrid. Hnefatafl - the Strategic Board Game of the Vikings This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-06-25
 Author: Sten  Helmfrid.. Detailed rules and history of a Chess-like game played for 100's of years in Northern Europe.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
MARGARET A wrote on 2002-10-31 UTCGood ★★★★
Unusual pieces have been found in an old chess set belonging to greatgrandfather. A rook plus a bishop, a rook plus a knight - also nine pawns per side. Could this be a variant game.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-08-18 UTCGood ★★★★
Hnefatafl pieces have been found in two places associated with Lewis Carroll: jet ones in Warrington, place of his birth and childhood, and bone ones in Oxfordshire, where he spent his working life.

Anonymous wrote on 2010-03-30 UTC
Link is broken. You can read about it and related games here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl By the way, is there modern variants with equal armies? It would be interesting.

M Winther wrote on 2010-03-31 UTC
Please link to my article on Hnefatafl (Tablut) instead. http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/tablut.htm The Zillions implementation follows the rules researched by the Historical Museum, Stockholm. /Mats

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