The Viking Game
This set brings you an extremely attractive and decorative hnefatafl game at an affordable price. Its appearance makes this a very popular choice for those who want a set of their own. It's very nice to handle, and with its moulded pieces it makes a great ornament too.
Cyningstan After-sales Service
This game comes with the same after-sales service you expect from The Hnefatafl Shop. Before and after the sale, you'll find here a passion for the game: strategic tips and alternative rules for the board on the web site, and a readiness to answer any questions about history, rules and strategy that you may have.
The board is made of canvas with traditional Viking patterns decorating the border and the starting squares of the pieces. Delivered and stored rolled up, it easily stays flat when laid out for a game, and is very light and portable!
The pieces are moulded resin, and are loosely based on the spectacular Lewis chess men. A king and twelve defenders are in a light ivory colour, and the 24 attackers are dark brown. A couple of different designs are used for the warriors, giving them an individual feel.
The box is made of card with a red leather effect on the outside, and keeps the game safe when stored away or in transit. The rules are printed on a handy card sheet in four languages: English, French, German and Japanese.
The rules of The Viking Game are great for beginners, but the set is also ideal for some other variants more popular today: Fetlar Hnefatafl, Copenhagen Hnefatafl and York Hnefatafl all play wonderfully well on this set, and you can download leaflets for these variations at this web site.