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by crust
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

Tournaments

On Sunday 18th August 2013 a Hnefatafl tournament will be held at the ancient Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. This is to be known as the English Hnefatafl Championship, presented by Ealdfaeder Anglo-Saxons in partnership with the National Trust and the World Tafl Feder...
by crust
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9312

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

No marked center square throne, no marked forbidden squares at all, just a slight marking of the pieces' starting positions; this board is a Sea Battle board! I think you're right! One would expect, if the centre square is restricted or hostile, to see some kind of distinguishing mark which differe...
by crust
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: Foteviken tablut

Hagbard wrote:Foteviken Lapp Tablut is rated from now on
Excellent news. Another life-form to add to our tafl zoo. Good researching, everyone. Who would have thought it could be so much fun being a guinea-pig?
by crust
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

13x13 Tafl

13x13 set in use in Jorvik Viking Museum, York, UK. They sell the standard History Craft 11x11 set in the shop, however.
by crust
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: Jorvik Viking Museum

Also found this, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/peteredin/4046071440/ in the comments below, someone wrote: I used to play games on that very table as part of my job at Jorvik. Great times! ...the rules are very simple. All the pieces move in the same way (like a rook in chess), though in some va...
by crust
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Available from Jorvik Viking Museum, York, UK at £19.99: Hnefatafl - The Viking Game ... Hnefatafl dates from the Viking period, and although much of its history is patchy, much has now been discovered through archaeology. The game includes a cloth printed board and cast figures for the playing piec...
by crust
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Jorvik Viking Museum

Found this account from 1999 of a visit to Jorvik Viking Museum in York, UK: In the museum they had people playing Viking characters and a couple of them did an excellent job. We learned to play Hnefatafl (pronounced nef-tafle which means ‘Knave’s table’). It’s played on a 13x13 square board and the...
by crust
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

Karsten Kjer Michaelsen: "Bræt og brik, Spil i jernalderen", Wormianum 1992. (Board and piece, Games in the iron age). The author of the book is a Danish professional archaeologist and writes in the preface: "I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank [5 collegues] for ... cheerful ho...
by crust
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

There are sites on the net which cast doubt on a couple of details. Though they claim to describe History Craft rules, one gets the impression that the corners are only hostile to the attackers and that the king can be captured on the edge. Norse America are using the History Craft set with their o...
by crust
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

I'm not sure about calling it "Memory" hnefatafl, because Memory.No is just one out of many places around Europe which sell these sets. Would it be better to call it "History Craft Hnefatafl" if we need to differentiate it from Fetlar? Also, it's maybe a bit confusing to call it "memory hnefatafl" j...