Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Twelve Hnefatafl Games for Your Mobile Phone: Hnefatafl: Norse Warfare

Norse Warfare on Android.
Norse Warfare on Android.

Thursday, 15th September 2016

Android phones have a number of hnefatafl games available, one of the simpler examples being Hnefatafl: Norse Warfare. This game features colourful cartoon-like visuals.

Currently the game lacks a computer player or on-line play, making it a portable virtual hnefatafl set.  It does, however, feature a range of board sizes from 7x7 to 19x19.  The rules appear to be the standard modern type with a strong king winning the game on reaching the corner.

Unlike some of the other Android offerings, this is not a free app, though at 59p it isn't expensive. For tablet owners who want to try out the game with friends it provides a cheap alternative to a physical board. You can find it on the Google Play Store.

Tomorrow I'll be looking at another Android game.


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