Hnefatafl from Gothic Green Oak
This beautiful and compact set from Gothic Green Oak in Wales is great for playing authentic hnefatafl games from history. Made using traditional materials, the wooden pieces are complemented with a leather board. Its compact size and packaging makes this an ideal set for playing on the move.
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 marked with the king's central square and the four corners. This versatility allows you to experiment with the starting positions if you want to explore different rule sets. The leather is supple enough to lie flat on a surface for easy playing, even though stored rolled up. And that classic leather smell is gorgeous!
The 25 pieces are made from wood and maintain an authentic simplicity. A tall red king is accompanied by eight dark defenders, while sixteen light attackers let the wood's natural colour show through. The pieces are cylindrical with smooth sanded edges, making them attractive to pick up and play with.
The rules come on a single sheet which is clear and well illustrated. It contains a brief history of the game, and there are optional rules to make the game easier for less accomplished players.
All of this comes in a plastic tube which can fit easily into a bag, taking up very little room.