Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Tawlbwrdd Leaflet

Tawlbwrdd leaflet cover
Tawlbwrdd leaflet cover

Download: leaflet-tawlbwrdd-book.pdf
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This leaflet describes tawlbwrdd, the hnefatafl game played in Wales. Tawlbwrdd varied in size through the ages, and this leaflet adopts the game of 37 pieces on a board of 11 rows of 11 squares. The rules of tawlbwrdd are simple and elegant, with no special squares to remember, and all pieces moving and being captured in the same way.

The simplicity and elegance of the version of the game presented here makes it ideal to introduce beginners to hnefatafl. It also adopts the most popular size of board in use today; a number of manufacturers produce 11x11 games so boards and pieces should be widely available (including on this site).

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