Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings


Botermans: The World of Games
Botermans: The World of Games

Here is a selection of books which discuss hnefatafl, or one of its well-known variants, along with the relevant pages.

Astrop, J. The Pocket Book of Board Games, p. 10. Viking Children's Books, 1980.

Bell, R. C. Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, vol. 1. pp. 77-81; vol. 2 pp. 43-45. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1979.

Bell, R. C. The Boardgame Book, pp. 34-35. London: Marshall Cavendish Ltd, 1979.

Bell, R. C. Discovering Old Board Games (second edition), pp. 41-42. Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd., 1980.

Bell, R. C. Games to Play, p. 24. London: Michael Joseph Limited, 1988.

Botermans, J. et al. The World of Games, pp. 119-121. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1989.

Forbes, D. The History of Chess, appendix pp. xlvii-liii. London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1860.

Loader, J. & Loader, J. Making Board, Peg & Dice Games, pp. 147-149. Lewes: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 1993.

Murray, H. J. R. A History of Chess, pp. 445-446. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1913.

Murray, H. J. R. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess, pp. 35, 55-64. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1952.

Parlett, D. The Oxford History of Board Games, pp. 186, 196-204. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Pritchard, D. Brain Games: the World's Best Games for Two, pp. 176-180. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd., 1982.

Pritchard, D. The Family Book of Board Games, pp. 16-17. New Lanark: Geddes & Grosset, 2007.

Riddler, I. "The Pursuit of Hnefatafl", Ancient Board Games in Perspective, pp. 256-262. London: British Museum Press, 2007.

Walker, D. G. Reconstructing Hnefatafl. Hull: Cyningstan, 2013.

Walker, D. G. A Book of Historic Board Games. Hull: Cyningstan, 2014.


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