boardgames, English, Old Norse

Hnefatafl

hnefatafl, originally uploaded by Christel Franken. A picture of my souvenir version of the Viking Hnefatafl boardgame.

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boardgames, Celtic, English, Medieval, Old Norse

Alea evangelii

The gameboard depicted in the eleventh century Irish manuscript CCC Oxford MS. 122 is probably a variant of Hnefatafl. The board shown is eighteen-by-eighteen cells. Hnefatafl is a game that originated in Scandinavia, in the game two players battle for domination. The parties are of unequal size. On a board of this side, Hnefatafl would… Continue reading Alea evangelii