Hnefatafl - Brandubh - Ancient Games - Playing the Board
its origins are unclear, but it seems that it has appeared during the viking period, in the 7th or 8th century ce, in scandinavia and other lands which the vikings have conquered, as accounted for in archaeological finds of hnefatafl pieces. brandubh is the irish variation of hnefatafl.
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tafl games [needs ipa] (also known as hnefatafl games) are a family of ancient nordic and celtic strategy board games played on a checkered or latticed gameboard with two armies of uneven numbers. most probably it is based upon the roman game ludus latrunculorum.names of different variants of tafl include hnefatafl, tablut, tawlbwrdd, brandubh, ard rí, and alea evangelii.
A Rule Book for Hnefatafl | Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings
a rule book for hnefatafl. home; rules; the game is one of pure strategy, played on a square board. a king and a small force of defenders occupy the centre of the board. a larger force of attackers, twice as numerous as the defenders, occupy positions around the edge of the board.
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