The Viking Game (Hnefatafl)


We always think of this as a 'lop-sided' chess of sorts: unlike traditional chess where both sides have the same pieces and end-goal, here in the viking game (also known as 'hnefatafl', 'the king's table' or simply 'tafl', one side must lay siege to the other and capture the king, while the other must escape!

Find out more about this great historical game here.