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The Viking board game.

Search! Who is Nicolas Cartier, who wrote this paper?
LE TABLUT DE LINNAEUS / Nicolas Cartier (November 2011).

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.
10 years anniversary since the first Hnefatafl World Championship on Fetlar 2008!
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The 5th annual Viking and Medieval Market Day hosted by The Fornebei Herfolk (Formby Viking Club), on Saturday 23rd September in Formby, UK, from 10am till 5pm.

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Tafl against humans.
Тавлеи против людей.




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Artist: Copyright © Rasmus Holbroe (Jan. 2016).
There is an invitation for a game of Hnefatafl.
Opponent: Kihtan, Kyiv, Ukraine
Tafl against the computer;
click on a board.


Play white
9x9

Play black
9x9

Play white
11x11

Play black
11x11

Rules / Regeln / Règles / Regler / Правила.

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

Photo gallery.
Třnsberg Middelaldersfestival

Comment from Damian Walker's site:

Hi

We are planning a memerioal Tournament for the late Peter Kelly who was the architect in developing the Fetlar Rules. Provsionally set for 21st October at Fetlar hall. There will be both Junior and Senior catgories as well as a Junior v senior champoin match. Finals will be played using real vikings from Shetland Up Helly Aa squads as pieces ! You can keep up to date on the latest information about the tournament at http://www.fetlar.org/hnefatafl-world-championship.

The rules used will of course be the Fetlar rules using the speed Hnefatafl format that Peter also developed, where players have to move before the strike of a gong struck at quite short intervals !

We would love to see anyone who can make it.

Robert Thomson - 13:50, 10/08/2017

Update Sep 1:
2017 Peter Kelly Memorial Championship.
This event is confirmed for Saturday the 21st of October. ... Full details of the event to follow, but provision start time is 1130am we will also be posting some clarifications to the rules regarding Quickplay Hnefatafl.


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

Hull 2017 Matches All On-line.
Congratulations to David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK.
Replay the games here (tournament 84).




International tafl master Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Bulgaria, tells about Hnefatafl in the scientific TV magazine Epohata na Vodoleya, Bulgarian TV September 2017.


Darius Trimegiste tells about Hnefatafl on Lofoten, Norway, August 2017.


Logo: Adam Bartley.

World Tafl Federation on facebook.

Notice the collection of photos on the Facebook site.


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.


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

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 400 players the world over who played here more than 15000 real tafl games humans against humans and thus created a vast, practical experience with this intriguing, historical board game.


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