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The Viking board game.
Updated information about the Hull Hnefatafl tournament 17th June 2017:
Hull's First Hnefatafl Tournament Has a Winner!

Congratulations to David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK.
Replay the final games here (tournament 84).

Tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.

There is an invitation for a game of Hnefatafl.
Opponent: jrton80, Kearneysville, United States
Tafl against the computer;
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Full contents of the small forum.
And here the large forum for the structured discussions.

Photo gallery.
Tųnsberg Middelaldersfestival

Logo: Adam Bartley.

World Tafl Federation on facebook.

Congratulations to English National Champion 2017, David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK.
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK.

(West Stow April 16th 2017)
viking European Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.
The Beowulf Trophy match
For tafl players not living in North- and South-America.

The tournament starts March 1st 2017.

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

12 registered participants by February 28th:
xerxes, OdinHimself, Steiger, sqAree, AreVidar, animals, Marcin, Hagbard, Thanir, Kratzer, Anto2016, tankred

(Finally there will be an America-against-Europe tournament among the nine top players from each side, the Ragnarökr Trophy match.
European team for the final:
1 Odinhimself, 2 Animals, 3 Sqaree, 4 Hagbard, 5 Steiger, 6 Kratzer, 7 Thanir, 8 Xerxes, 9 Arevidar


Congratulations to European International Master 2017, Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria!
viking American Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.
The Vinland Trophy match (hat tip: Steve Lonsdale)
For tafl players living in North- and South-America.

The tournament starts February 1st 2017.

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

10 registered participants by January 31st:
altti, Fairland, theexplorer135, bigwurm91, Waegn, Casshern, Fraech, imaxuncut, Brench, Tuireann

(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 nine top players from each side, the Ragnarökr Trophy match.
American team for the final:
1 Altti, 2 Casshern, 3 Fraech, 4 Bigwurm91, 5 Brench, 6 Tuireann, 7 Fairland, 8 Waegn, 9 Imaxuncut


Congratulations to American International Master 2017, Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA!

viking 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!

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.
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.

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 23.6.2017
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