Hnefatafl, Kings Table, Boardgames, Viking Games, Scandinavian Games, Viking Chess, Games, Historic Games, Time period games, Viking

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Handmade item

Materials

Pine, laminated pine, woodburned pine, water based polyurethane, wood, round wood, light colored wood, soft wood, deer leather, carnelian, jade, turquoise

Hnefatafl is an ancient Viking/Scandinavian board game similar to chess. History has it that the game was played as far back as AD400 and carried well into the Dark Ages and beyond. Its popularity supposedly reached as far as the 1700’s and then the game chess outgrew it.

Hnefatafl translates to mean “Kings Table”.

Today it’s making a comeback in certain areas and among certain groups of people. The game has been showcased in various Viking shows in recent years. Personally my wife and I play it often and love the game.

I handcrafted this piece of art, one of a kind Hnefatafl board using pine wood and deer antlers. Crafting the board much like I do my Viking House/Rune Shields. The board is a piece of solid 1x10.25” laminated pine.

This is not a kit, nor stencil, or laser work. The whole board was hand designed, hand drawn and hand burned.

Each playing piece is made from semi-precious stones. The King is a piece of carnelian. The King’s Men are real turquoise. The opponent pieces are real jade.

The playing board is wood burned and contains the 120 square battlefield. Burned into the top and bottom are Odhinn's Horns. The sides have a decorative burned set of knots. The King's 5 Spaces have the bind rune for divine energy.

The name of the game, Hnefatafl is burned into the back of the playing board. The board is treated with clear water-based polyurethane.

This Hnefatafl Game comes with:

• 1 playing board
• 1 King - carnelian
• 12 King’s Men - turquoise
• 24 Opponent pieces - jade
• Typed game instructions + a handmade smoked deer leather bag to hold the playing pieces

If you like chess, you’ll love this game! If you enjoy quality, unique and handcrafted games then this one is sure to find its way to the showcase table of your home, office, club or game room!

Scandinavian bloodline or not, this game is fun for anyone old enough to manage the rules of chess.

The Kings Table awaits you – Hnefatafl!
Hnefatafl is an ancient Viking/Scandinavian board game similar to chess. History has it that the game was played as far back as AD400 and carried well into the Dark Ages and beyond. Its popularity supposedly reached as far as the 1700’s and then the game chess outgrew it.

Hnefatafl translates to mean “Kings Table”.

Today it’s making a comeback in certain areas and among certain groups of people. The game has been showcased in various Viking shows in recent years. Personally my wife and I play it often and love the game.

I handcrafted this piece of art, one of a kind Hnefatafl board using pine wood and deer antlers. Crafting the board much like I do my Viking House/Rune Shields. The board is a piece of solid 1x10.25” laminated pine.

This is not a kit, nor stencil, or laser work. The whole board was hand designed, hand drawn and hand burned.

Each playing piece is made from semi-precious stones. The King is a piece of carnelian. The King’s Men are real turquoise. The opponent pieces are real jade.

The playing board is wood burned and contains the 120 square battlefield. Burned into the top and bottom are Odhinn's Horns. The sides have a decorative burned set of knots. The King's 5 Spaces have the bind rune for divine energy.

The name of the game, Hnefatafl is burned into the back of the playing board. The board is treated with clear water-based polyurethane.

This Hnefatafl Game comes with:

• 1 playing board
• 1 King - carnelian
• 12 King’s Men - turquoise
• 24 Opponent pieces - jade
• Typed game instructions + a handmade smoked deer leather bag to hold the playing pieces

If you like chess, you’ll love this game! If you enjoy quality, unique and handcrafted games then this one is sure to find its way to the showcase table of your home, office, club or game room!

Scandinavian bloodline or not, this game is fun for anyone old enough to manage the rules of chess.

The Kings Table awaits you – Hnefatafl!

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