boardgames · English · Old Norse


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

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