Tag: Hnefatafl


Try to capture the king, or help him escape, in Hnefatafl, now out for Android

Hnefatafl is an ancient Scandinavian board game that antedates chess. There are several different variations of play, but the gist of the game is simple. There are two players, each controlling an opposing force, one black and the other white. The black army is the invading one that hopes to capture the king of the white army, and begins with pieces arrayed on all four sides of the board, near its perimeter.