Play Hnefatafl Online.

The Viking board game.
viking American Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.
The Vinland Trophy match (hat tip: Steve Lonsdale)
For tafl players living in North- and South-America.

Sign up for the tournament in January (press the "Enter" button below and then the button "Join the tournament").
The tournament starts February 1st 2017.

Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.
There will be one round, all against all.

8 registered participants by January 20th:
altti, Fairland, theexplorer135, bigwurm91, Waegn, Casshern, Fraech, imaxuncut

Room for many more participants.
Notice: The time limit for registering for the tournament is January 31st 24:00 Danish time.

(March 1st there'll likewise be a European tournament including all tafl players outside North- and South-America, and finally an America-against-Europe tournament among the six top players from each side.)

Tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.

There is an invitation for a game of Hnefatafl.
Opponent: , ,
Tafl against the computer;
click on a board.

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Rules / Regeln / Règles / Regler / Правила.

Small forum.

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Full contents of the small forum.
And here the large forum for the structured discussions.

Full contents of the old forum (before update).

Logo: Adam Bartley.

World Tafl Federation on facebook.

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2016.

The tournament starts September 1st 2016.

There will be two rounds:
1. Welsh Tawlbwrdd 11x11 (Bell).
2. Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.

33 registered participants by September 1st:
HELFRICH, altti, Tuireann, Steiger, Teondrae, xerxes, animals, Kratzer, Patterson, Hagbard, BigWurm91, Gjallarhorn, crust, Adam, AreVidar, Mykle, vonraider, sybil, RBerenguel, GavinBegbie, herjan, TheBloodyJarl, Waegn, Ded Fomich, Aluric, Fraech, tonythebook, Chalhub, OdinHimself, Fellhuhn, Agmundr, Sigurd, fairland

The players come from
12 countries (USA, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Australia, Russia, Ireland, Brazil, Bulgaria)
11 USA states (West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Jersey, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Louisiana, Pennsylvania)
4 continents (Europe, North- and South America, Australia - if Drzhbe in Novosibirsk, Russia, had joined, we would have had Asia in, too)

If you weren't to make it to the Valhöll Final, no worries, you'll have the Round 2 in As-, Mith- or Utgarthr.

NB! Round 1 time buffer 7 days only!!

Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2016, Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK!

Congratulations to English National Champion 2016, Steve Lonsdale, Peterborough, UK.
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK.

(Sutton Hoo July 31st 2016)

New links:

Press Release about the World Hnefatafl Federation (October 21st 2014).
Tønsberg Vikingfestival.
Fornebei Herfolk.
Ealdfaeder Group (Sutton Hoo).
Sutton Hoo, East Anglia, UK.

Brettspillet - Jernalderkrigerens virtuelle arena (summary).
Nordnorske spillsaker fra jernalder og middelalder.
Spill i middelalderens bysamfunn.

Photo gallery.

Tønsberg Middelaldersfestival

Hnefatafl is also known by the names Nefatavl, The King's Table, The Viking Game, Viking Chess, Tablut or simply Tafl.
On the origin of Hnefatafl.
Comments on the Hnefatafl rules.
History of this site.

Links to more information on the Viking board game Hnefatafl.

Viking word of wisdom: The Hávamál.

Можно здесь играть в тавлеи и против компъютер и против людей. Можно использовать кириллицы.

Many thanks to Gary and Christa (Germany), Ludovic Antoine, Nikolas Lloyd, Sten Helmfrid, Olga Mudrichenko, Dmitrij Polovinkin, John C. Ashton, Tim Millar, Adam Barkley, Nicolas Cartier, Gregory Binns, Fabio Capello, Rene Gralla, Damian Walker and Olli Salmi for their contribution to this site. And not least the more than 1000 players the world over who played here more than 13000 real tafl games humans against humans and thus created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.

Updated 20.1.2017
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