Play Hnefatafl Online. The Viking board game.
Play tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.
Rasmus Holbroe vikings
Artist: Copyright © Rasmus Holbroe (Jan. 2016).

Coming tournaments:
Sea battle tafl 13x13 starting July 21st.
Historical Hnefatafl 15x15 (Nielsen) starting July 28th.
Berserk Hnefatafl 11x11 starting July 28th.
Simple Tafl 5x5 test starting July 30th.
Simple Tafl 11x11 starting Aug 4th.
Old Hnefatafl 11x11 starting Aug 4th.
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut-w) starting Aug 11th.
Sea battle-2526 9x9 starting Aug 11th.
Next: Ard Ri-39 throneless 7x7 (Scottish Ard Ri) and Saami Cuhkka 5x5.
Go to the Play Tafl Against Humans page to join; the invitation is open for 7 days.

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08-14/11:18 Draganov: Thank you to all of the participants in the test tournament of Simple Tafl 5x5. I think we had one of the greatest tournaments this year with many participants. The result is 63 black wins against 45 white wins. The balance is -1.40, which is not so bad. The variant of course is solved but this was expected since even the deepest abstract game GO on 5x5 board is completely solved. However, Simple Tafl 5x5 proved itself suitable as an educational tool and could be used to introduce the game and its principles to absolute beginners. The game itself is solved as a win for the blacks but without experience and playing blitz even the strongest players lost games with both colors which is an evidence that even this simplest tafl variant can offer a good mind challenge.

08-14/09:40 test1: Registers for the Sahkku tournament.

08-14/09:40 test1: Registers for the Sea Battle tafl tournament.

08-14/09:40 test1: Registers for the Historical Hnefatafl tournament.

08-14/09:39 test1: Registers for the Copenhagen tournament.

08-14/09:22 Hagbard: x10 games can eventually time out after several months.

08-13/11:53 Colophonius: @Hagbard: Is there a final timeout in x10 games?

08-05/12:28 Hagbard: New in gallery: game sets ready for Medieval Festival.

07-31/18:42 Hagbard: You're welcome. Interesting idea.

07-31/11:45 Draganov: @Hagbard, thank you for implementing Simple Tafl 5x5 so quickly and starting a new tournament! I think it will be fun to test it and see if it is at least more playable than tic tac toe.

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Lejre
Alexander Steiger Dis' game set up in the Royal Hall in Lejre, Denmark. (Click on the image)

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

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 Championship Tournament started September 15th 2021.
See the tournament page.

Здесь можно играть в тавлеи против людей. Можно использовать кириллицу.

Many thanks to Tim Millar ("crust"), Adam Bartley ("Adam"), John C. Ashton, Nicolas Cartier, Jonas Lööf ("conanlibrarian"), Olli Salmi, Damian Walker ("cyningstan"), Rasmus Holbroe, Thore Nissen, Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Corey Hart ("Brench"), Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Dmitry Pashkov, Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), David Zolli ("branan"), Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Alessandro Arzani ("Abbas Agraphicus") and all players who contributed to this site and to the photo gallery. And not least the more than 500 players the world over who played here 38000 real tafl games humans against humans and created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.

Updated 11.8.2022
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