Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Northwest England Tournament Results

Tournament display board from Formby
Tournament display board from Formby
Photograph by Tony Higginson, used with permission.

Thursday, 9th October 2014

The Regional Northwest England Hnefatafl Tournament took place on Saturday 4th October.

The Thor's Hammer Challenge, in a monumental battle that lasted an hour, was won by visiting former World Champion Tim Millar, who beat current English champion Timothy Bullen. It was a part of a larger event, the Formby Viking Day, which included events and a market, and was a wonderful success despite changeable weather.

The Hnefatafl tournament was organised by Tony Higginson of Formby Books, who has hosted a regular hnefatafl night in Formby for some time. The Formby team had at their disposal a wall-mounted board and a large outdoor "garden" hnefatafl set.

A short video slideshow of the day's events can be seen at


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