Hnefatafl – Board Game of the Vikings

Hnefatafl was the board game of the Vikings and in this video I explain the rules the way I was taught them. This epic Viking game was popular in many areas and countries long into the medieval age.

We don’t know exactly this game was played. The rules probably varied up through the centuries and depended on the geographical area. This is a modern interpretation.

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  • Cosmic Tavern

    Thanks for the overview. Looks fun.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Alley Cat Jack

    I picked up this game a couple years ago. A lot of fun.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Daniel Burford

    Hnefatafl – The cooler version of chess.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Christopher Perry-Hardy

    My high school physics teacher had this in his classroom.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • chinslip1

    At 5:40 the king is captured with 3 attackers but can’t he just go back to the Center square? I was playing online with the computer and the computer returned the king to the center. Pls confirm.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Arizona person

    1 Corinthians 11:14
    Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Devin Verkley

    I started playing this game and after a few weeks it seemed like the attackers have the advantage to the extent that they will always win unless they make a mistake. Has anyone else found this, and if not what do you do as the defender to stop the attacker from surrounding you or break out once the corners are blocked?

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Tommy Sullivan

    This is way kool

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Rex Rupe

    Anyone else playing mount and blade bannerlord

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • C C

    Viking Chess!

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Colin Dawson

    Do you play four on one or four on two. Some play Four on five but it’s real politics then in my mind

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Raminess

    My sister gave me a Hnefatafl board for my birthday and this video helps me to understand how to play so much better. Now I can play against my family and strain our relationships with bad sportsmanship! <3

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • willprogresivo

    I might need to actually play this or watch someone play it, but as I imagine it being played in my head… it doesn't sound like the attacking player has a big chance of ever capturing the King. It looks to be extremely easy to move the King to the corners…

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • btfication

    There is a bigger version of this game played on 19×19 board
    Have you tried to play it?

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • i1uvsw33ts

    Saw this game in "The last kingdom" and it looked interesting 🤔

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Richard Conway

    Thanks you so much for uploading this it has helped me immensely.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Charles Veader

    This game looks fun definitely would play this game.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • nunuvya Bidness

    Chess but cooler

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Nemo Windsor

    Thank you, that was so easy to understand!

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Amrothel

    Is there a way i could get the same game you have in the video? Looks awesome.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Xp Level Googolplex

    Can you capture/kill a piece if they are in between diagonally, like this


    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Mr Potatochu

    so the mount and blade 2 bannerlord minigame is based on this

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • om pawar

    Is there any android app to play this game?? Plz

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • TheRenaissanceChannel

    can pièces be captured diagonally

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • danny drevo

    Great video! I would like to ask where you got this particular set.

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • racketman2u

    I just realized the other day that Quoridor, a game that I have wanted to try for a while, has a 9×9 board, the same as a variant of hnefatafl (the one with 8/16 pieces + king); so I'll build a board that does both (just need grooves between the squares for the quoridor walls).

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Richard Nunn

    Thank you for explaining this😃

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • HikerMichael

    It’s like Othello and chess put together

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply
  • Happy Healthy Heathen

    Thank you for explaining. I have wondered about the rules of that game. 🙂 Is there only those few rules?

    July 4, 2020 - 6:17 pm Reply

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