Ard Ri and Brandubh Tafl Board Game Variants

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Ard Ri and Brandubh Tafl Board Game Variants

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Baltic Birch plywood

Ard Ri and Brandubh are very similar Tafl variants that originate from Scotland and Ireland respectively. Like other Tafl variants, this corner escape game is enormously addicting, and easy to learn for hours of fun.

Ard Ri, which translates into Scottish Gaelic to mean "High King" was a Scottish Tafl variant played on seven by seven board with a king and eight defenders against sixteen attackers, and Brandubh, which roughly translates to mean "black raven" was the Irish form of Tafl. It was also played on a seven by seven board, and played with five men against eight. Because they are both played on the same size board, with nearly identical modern play styles, we have combined the games for our version. Both games can be played using a full set of Ard Ri pieces, which are included in our set, totaling 9 white pieces including the white king piece, and 16 dark pieces. We also include a bag and a combined ruleset for both games based off of the historical documentation for these and other Tafl variants. A perfect game for the lovers of Celtic history, or anyone who wants a unique game to add to their collection. Get it today!

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Want to learn how to play before purchasing? Check out these videos!
Ard Ri: https://youtu.be/t7_HpkGw-k0
Brandubh: https://youtu.be/vBxOrOD2eD8

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Suezen B Jul 28, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast shipping- quality is fantastic. Thanks!

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Edward Howard Oct 19, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Was just what I was looking for.

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Dmitri Saere Sep 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly and exactly as described. I may stain one set of the pieces just because our house is sometimes a little dim and in dimmer lighting the pieces are a bit hard to tell apart at times, but in brighter light they look lovely as is. Thank you so much! I’ll likely buy again in the future!

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Chris Jun 5, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

It's a wonderful set! Very nicely made, easy to handle and pick up to move around the room. The pieces don't slide around uncontrollably, so they stay in place while you play a game. The details in the board and pieces are very well etched in; they are very good, fine lines. Thank you!

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Listed on Jul 20, 2021