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