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