Hnefatafl (3)Hnefatafl is an ancient Scandinavian board game whose variants were played all over medieval Europe before chess was even invented. In those so called Tafl games two different sized armies fight each other. The invading black army tries to capture the white king, while the defending white army tries to protect their king and help him flee.

Even though the rules aren’t complicated the games offers fascinating strategies and rewards tactical play. Try to surround the enemy pieces, plan ahead, lay traps and force him into surrender. Will you capture the king for gold and glory? Can the loyal guards hold back the invading force and secure the escape of their king?

This game features:
– Variant “Hnefatafl”
– Variant “Tablut”
– Variant “Ard Ri”
– Variant “Brandubh”
– Variant “Tawlbwrdd”



What’s New

Version 1.07:
Improved AI. It will now recognize blockades, towers and cordons.
Added sounds.
Added option to limit thinking time of AI.
Improved Tablut board.
Added 5 new achievements.
Version 1.06:
Improved black AI. It shouldn’t let the king escape as easily as before.
Version 1.05:
Now it is possible again to lose by having no valid move left.
Version 1.04:
Fixed rules description regarding the king.
Version 1.03:
Fixed a crash that occurred while creating an online game of Tablut.


Philippe Schober
Version 1.07 can access:
In-app purchases
  • full network access
  • view network connections

Size: 16 MB