Hnefatafl (Tafl) Board Game



This hand crafted board game called Hnefatafl (Tafl) has been played for centuries by the Vikings and Celts, and is often considered their version of chess. A simple game to learn, the main objectives of the players is to surround and capture the King piece for the red piece attackers, or for the white pieces to defend the king and getting it to one of the safe corners of the board. Pieces are captured by "flanking" a piece on two sides. Pieces move like rooks in chess. The set comes with one white King piece, marked with a Celtic knot, 12 other white defending pieces, and 24 red attacking pieces. Also included is an intricately decorated board, a small cloth bag for the pieces, and a set of the traditional rules. Measures approximately 10" by 10". Get it today to add to your game collection, this is one you won't want to miss having!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Warning: Wooden items including wooden swords, wands, and other items can be dangerous if used improperly. Weapons should be used under the supervision of a trained martial artist. Broken items should never be used in practice or play, and should be replaced immediately as broken items can cause severe injury.

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Has anyone ever hurt themselves with your wood swords or wands?

We have had no reported major injuries with our wooden weapons or wands, and we take extra precautions to insure that our products are designed in such a way to prevent injury. Bruising has occurred when products were used improperly, but larger injuries are possible since the wood swords and wands can be easily misused. Adult supervision is highly recommended at all times as well as supervision with a martial artist when items are used for contact sport or play. But if used properly, our products are very safe, and very fun. :)

Is The Wood Listed Really the Wood Used?

Yes, to the very best of our knowledge. We use 100% wood of different kinds for our wands. For example, if we say the wand is an Oak wand, it is made from Oak wood. Our wooden swords are made from pine unless otherwise specified.


Awesome piece. I keep one in my office for playing while chatting with colleagues and students

Decently made board, wish it was a little more heavy duty for how much the total with shipping is, however if you are looking for a talf board to buy this is definitely the place to get it

Good materials and nice work - not to mention a devilishly difficult game :)

My niece & I played this for hours!! She loves it! Thanks!

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