Viking Gaming Pieces For Sale
Board-games based on the Roman tabula or ‘board’ were played in northern Europe for centuries. The Vikings played a game, perhaps distantly related to chess, called jnefatafl, in which the object was for one side to capture the opponent’s hnefi or ‘king-piece’. The hnefi had to move from the centre to the edge, or vice versa. Versions of the game were played on 18x18 or 13x13 squared boards. Many of the counters used were relatively plain, but the occasional examples of highly decorated pieces may imply that these were the ‘king-pieces’ in their respective sets.
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