Play Hnefatafl Online. The Viking board game.

World Championship Tournament started September 15th 2020.
See the tournament page.
National Tournaments started July 1st 2020.
See the tournament page.
Play tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.
Rasmus Holbroe vikings
Artist: Copyright © Rasmus Holbroe (Jan. 2016).

Tafl against the computer.

Coming tournaments:
Imperial Contest 9x9, starting Feb. 14th 2021. First tournament since 2019.
TYR! 17x17, starting Feb. 21st 2021. First tournament.
Hex 11x11, starting Feb. 28th 2021.
Alea Berserk 19x19 (Bartley), starting March 7th 2021.
Next: Sea battle-2526 9x9.
Go to the Play Tafl Against Humans page to join; the invitation is open for 7 days.

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Train your brain like a viking. Science Days in Norway Sep. 27th 2020. (Click on the image!)

Aleksandr Valerievich Tsyganok ("Steiger") created this ultimate guide to Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut), posted Feb. 12th 2021, history, rules and strategy!!
See also Tsyganok's tafl game sets.

And to Copenhagen Hnefatafl, posted Feb. 25th 2021!

Dmitry Pashkov from Ethnic Board Games tells about tafl games, ludus latrunculorum, daldøs a.o., broadcasted by Dec. 11th 2020.


Hnefatafl is also known by the names Nefatavl, The King's Table, The Viking Game, Viking Chess, Tablut or simply Tafl.
History of this site.
Art on this site.
Comments on Hnefatafl.
The origin of the Viking board game Hnefatafl and the Berserk rules.
Links to more information on the Viking board game Hnefatafl.
Tafl Shops.

Viking word of wisdom: The Hávamál.
(Havámál på dansk).

World Tafl Federation Championship 2019 started Sep. 15th 2019.
See the tournament page.

Здесь можно играть в тавлеи и против компьютера, и против людей. Можно использовать кириллицу.

Many thanks to Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tim Millar ("crust"), Gregory Binns ("Torc"), John C. Ashton, Nicolas Cartier, Jonas Lööf ("conanlibrarian"), Olli Salmi, Damian Walker ("cyningstan"), Sten Helmfrid, Rene Gralla, Olga Mudrichenko, Gary and Christa (Germany), Ludovic Antoine, Nikolas Lloyd, Jeffrey Westcoat ("Sigurd"), Rasmus Holbroe, Thore Nissen, Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Dmitry Pashkov, Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), David Zolli ("branan"), Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Marian Luck ("themightyglider") and Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"). for their contribution to this site. And not least the more than 400 players the world over who played here 28000 real tafl games humans against humans and thus created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.

Updated 7.3.2021
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