Twelve Hnefatafl Games for Your Mobile Phone: Hnefatafl by Philippe Schober
Friday, 16th September 2016
One of a number of hnefatafl apps simply entitled Hnefatafl, this app by Philippe Schober is one of the most recent and most comprehensive. It supports a number of different variants on different sizes of board, and has a 2-dimensional interface with decorative pieces.
The variants range from Brandubh on a 7x7 board to Alea Evangelii on a 19x19 board, and everything in between. These aren't just a single set of rules on different boards: there are distinct rule sets like Copenhagen Hnefatafl and Historical Hnefatafl to add variety to the game.
You can play a game against the computer, or you can use the app as a virtual board and play against another human player. There is also an option to play across the net, if you're logged in to Google. The app can be played for free with advertising, but a one-off payment will make it advert-free.
You can get Hnefatafl from the Google Play Store. Tomorrow I'll be looking at another iPhone offering.