Play hnefatafl or "viking chess", tablut, brandubh on this beautiful hand-crafted, top grain leather board. Made by a master craftsman and viking reenactor from nordy Ireland with over 25 years experience as a designer and craftsman.
The board is stamped with various viking runes, celtic motifs and then hand dyed with two luxurious brown tones to show the 7x7, 9x9 and 11x11 boards used for Hnefatafl, Tablut, Tawlbwrdd, Brandubh, Ard Rí, or any of the variants.
This leather board will age beautifully and should last a few generations if cared for.
This was a popular game in Northern Europe during the Viking era (end of the 8th Century to 1000 CE. When chess became a popular game during the Middle Ages, the rules of Hnefatafl were forgotten.
Can be used as an 11x11, 9x9, or 7x7 for Hnefatafl, Tablut, Tawlbwrdd, Brandubh, Ard Rí,
Comes with a set of 24 black leather and 12 plus a king tan leather soldiers