Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

A Page full of Hnefatafl Variants

Hnefatafl games by Cyningstan
Hnefatafl games by Cyningstan

Thursday, 27th August 2015

A new page has been added to the web site: Hnefatafl Variants. It holds a collection of different versions of the game, each with its own page. Some of the individual variants' pages have been expanded, and others, along with pages for additional variants, will shortly follow.

Until now, the Rules page bore a collection of links to variants like tablut, brandub and sea battle tafl, mingled with other relevant links. This list started to get a bit long and cumbersome, so the rules pages have now been given their new home.

Several of the rules pages have been expanded to provide a full historical account of each game, and in some cases an additional strategy section after the rules themselves. Currently the four historical variants--alea evangelii, brandub, tablut, and tawlbwrdd have been given this treatment.

Too see the new page, go to


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