Play Hnefatafl Online.

The Viking board game.
hnefatafl game World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2016.

Sign up for the tournament in August (press the "Enter" button below and then the button "Join the tournament").
The tournament starts September 1st 2016.

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

27 registered participants by August 28th:
HELFRICH, altti, Tuireann, Steiger, Teondrae, xerxes, animals, Kratzer, Patterson, Hagbard, BigWurm91, Gjallarhorn, crust, Adam, AreVidar, Mykle, vonraider, sybil, RBerenguel, GavinBegbie, herjan, TheBloodyJarl, Wægn, Ded Fomich, Aluric, Fraech, tonythebook

Room for many more championship participants. If you weren't to make it to the Asgarthr Final, no worries, you'll have the Round 2 in Mith- or Utgarthr.

Tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.

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

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Rules / Regeln / Règles / Regler / Правила.

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

(Sutton Hoo July 31st 2016)


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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.

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 600 players the world over who played here more than 10000 real tafl games humans against humans and thus created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.

Updated 28.8.2016
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