Tablut Board Game (Tafl)


We have recently changed the board design to reflect some of the iconography of the Sàmi people, specifically changing the wave design on the attacking starting positions to reindeer, as the original games were played on reindeer hides. The old design can be made upon request. Let us know if you have any questions!
Tablut is the best documented Tafl variant, and is the primary game that many reconstructions have been based upon. This variation originates from the Sami people, who continued to play the game into the 18th century on the underside of reindeer hides. The names comes from mistranslation of the Sami word for "board game", and gameplay actually implies a conflict between the Swiss and Russians instead of the Nordic Viking aspects implied in other Tafl variants. Also, in this variant, instead of a corner escape, the king traditionally escapes to any edge of the board. Played on a 9 by 9 board, we have also included a full set of 9 white pieces including the king piece, and 16 dark pieces. The board also comes marked for the hostile defender's castle, as well as hostile attacking camp variations and corner escape variations. Perfect for the board game lover in your life. Get it today!

Not the game you're looking for? Try one of our other games below!
Hnefatafl (Tafl variant):
Ard Ri/Brandubh(Tafl variant):
Dablot Prejjesne (other Sami board game):

Video on how to play:

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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.

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